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Goodrich Rock Trail  


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Submitted By: Ryan Barber on Apr 11, 2012
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Description 

A series of boulders known as the Davis Boulders as well as a very large boulder called Goodrich Rock mark the highlights of this particular trail on the way to Greeley Pond. Perhaps a prime location for a large variety of boulder problems along the way, the Goodrich Rock has at least one established line, the landmark being an old piton before a nice overhanging crack that leads up to a nice vertical to the top of the boulder. A variety of other nice short lines surround the boulder on all sides, and access to the top is very easy as there is a nice rustic ladder on the backside that leads to the top.

Getting There 

Go to the Greeley Pond / Mount Osceola trailhead near the Waterville Valley ski area, and follow the signs to the Goodrich Rock Trail.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.4 miles from here

56 Total Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',9],['V2-3',27],['V4-5',9],['V6-7',4],['V8-9',2],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Goodrich Rock Trail:
Yellow Blazes   V1 5     Boulder   Central Davis : Corridor Boulders
Tomahawk   V2+ 5+     Boulder   Discovery Valley : The Discovery Boulder
Widowmaker   V3 6A     Boulder   Central Davis : The Widowmaker Area
AA   V4 6B     Boulder   Discovery Valley : The Discovery Boulder
Circle Circle   V4 6B     Boulder   Central Davis : Corridor Boulders
Mayhem   V5 6C     Boulder   Central Davis : Mayhem Boulder
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Sticking the throw on Mayhem

Mayhem V5 6C  NH : Waterville Valley : ... : Mayhem Boulder
Awesome. There’s no question as to where the line is. Grab the only big hold on the whole face, a sidepull, and paste your feet on the wall. Match on the sidepull and gun to the lip. The topout is a bit heady, but it's classic. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
May 2, 2012
This place is full of potential for FA boulder problems. High ball, low ball, easy, and hard for anyone looking for some new action. I'm not much of a boulder bum myself, but I'd still like to see some of the hard boys put up some new V-10s!!
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Nov 12, 2012
"These are not the boulders you are looking for..." :)
By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Nov 23, 2012
After reading Ryan's comments about this area, I went to have a look to see for myself. He was right--this area has amazing potential for bouldering. Along with some friends, Kayte and I have put up about forty problems so far and it feels like we have not scratched the surface.

The Davis Boulders and Goodrich Rock might become a Central NH bouldering destination. The best comparator might be Pawtuckaway because the rock is similar. Some have remarked that this area is better than Blair Woods. I venture to add that with some love and development, it might rival Boulder Natural. But, unlike P-Way, this area is guarded by a two-mile hike, so it's unlikely to get overrun. I hope it stays as beautiful and pristine as it felt when we bouldered today.

A few notes: I found this area after taking a year-long hiatus from climbing. This quiet spot provided me a peaceful place to get back into the groove. But, my grading might be off.

FA's: We were very aware that others may have bouldered here, since the area is right on a popular trail. The problems where we claimed FA's required extensive cleaning. If I need to change the FA info, please let me know.

Right now, all of our activity has been in the Davis Boulders, as this area seems to offer the most concentrated and user-friendly bouldering in the area. The Goodrich Rock area, however, looks like it might yield maybe 20 more problems. We also found a new area, in a new valley, that we aptly called The Discovery Area.

So, take Ryan's advice. Check it out!
By JChepes
From: Chocorua, NH
Nov 24, 2012
Thanks and welcome back Jay! Always thought that a bouldering circuit would make this area complete. Ta Da!!!! Dickey and Sandwich are two fun spots for some "quiet" time if your into that sort of thing. Campton campground also never seems to be that hectic during the season for those of us unfortunate to live in the area. Some great swimming holes too.
By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Nov 26, 2012
Thanks man! With the Davis Boulders, Dickey Ledge, and Sandwich Notch, there's a good bit of climbing to be done in the Waterville Area. Such a great alternative to the Rumney craziness.
By Ryan Barber
From: Rumney, NH
Feb 27, 2013
Sandwich notch is fun I used to go there in high school.
By M LaViolette Jr.
From: The Past
May 21, 2013
Cool work everyone. Good to see this area getting some attention, looking forward to finally checking out some of these new problemos this weekend.
By Andrew1
May 11, 2014
Found a pair of shades at the Davis boulders today. Let me know if you lost any.
By alpinetraveler
Sep 17, 2014
Found one shoe on the approach today. Let me know if you get ready to send your next problem and feel like something's missing.
--Justin