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Submitted By: john strand on Mar 11, 2009
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Description 

This is the best of several boulders to the right of the main crag. It is shady and buggy at times. There are a couple of good climbs and one very hard slab problem.

Getting There 

Past the main crag, as the trail goes up and left, go right into the woods for about 100 meters to this area.

Per Jcomeau: Alternate directions, I think. Stay on the orange blazed trail past the main cliff until you come to the blue on the right. That trail will drop you out right in the middle of this area. The trail is a bit hard to find.

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Weather station 2.1 miles from here

2 Total Routes

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


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Another boulder a little further into the woods.
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By Jcomeau
From: North Conway
Oct 11, 2010
Was over here today. Nice hard arete problem, slab, according to the book there is supposed to be a V2 roof down here, too.
By Jcomeau
From: North Conway
Nov 23, 2010
Alternate directions, I think. Stay on the orange blazed trail past the main cliff until you come to the blue on the right. That trail will drop you out right in the middle of this area. The trail is a bit hard to find.
By Jcomeau
From: North Conway
Jan 3, 2011
The roof is cool. Also topped out the slab just to the left of the arete. That topout is high and scary with one pad and no spotter! I was shaking so badly I was spilling my victory sip of coffee all over my pad....
By john strand
From: southern colo
Jan 10, 2011
Ya- falling off that slab would not be good - V2 ?
By Jcomeau
From: North Conway
Jan 14, 2011
I'd say so.
By Jcomeau
From: North Conway
Apr 22, 2011
The arete problem went today. Super awesome. I'm going to add this in here.
By jim.dangle
Sep 11, 2013
So is that the "hard slab problem" mentioned in the description Lunchbreak?

Jim
By john strand
From: southern colo
Nov 19, 2013
The slab is just left..pretty stiff V6???
By chris21
Apr 16, 2015
If I have the right boulder in the picture I added, the slab is at least 5.12+... it is more difficult than Steps Direct (5.12) at Redrock in Gloucester.
By john strand
From: southern colo
Apr 17, 2015
I agree...V6 or so, pretty hard.
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