Crux is the beta, work your own out because everyone's is different for this climb. The climb is amongst the majority of the boulders in Boulder Natural (an area referred to as Gandalf's Lair). It is an obvious up and left slanting lower crack the follows the arete and jugs to the top of the boulder (downclimb route). Lots of climbers find the lower sidepull helpful to use with your left hand to pull the crux move out of the horizontal handcrack.
Gandalf's Lair (look for smooth, well-chalked, hand/finger horizontal crack).
Pads, landing is comfortable
Getting the feet set.
Mike Thompson on the start of Hobbit Hole V3.
Seth doing it the strong man way.
Matt on Hobbit Hole....
Matt sticking the cross through...and wearing out ...
Starting Hobbit Hole.
Matt Harris looking focused on Hobbit Hole....
Love that pinky lock.
BETA PHOTO: Thought I'd get the whole crack in there... A lot ...
Reaching... awesome route
Dave on hobbit hole..
From: Concord, NH
Mar 18, 2008
one of my favorite climbs in the park.
From: plymouth, nh
May 2, 2009
Best V3 I have ever done
|By Adam Winters|
From: the Shire
Oct 27, 2010
rating: V2-3 5+
should feel a lot easier for taller folks. for an added challenge skip the middle moves...
|By Tyrel Fuller|
From: Denver, CO
May 2, 2011
This problem is certainly not a hand crack, it's a mix of face and fingerlocks. That being said, it is absolutely classic.
|By Christopher Gagne|
Aug 17, 2011
Maybe my memory is going and maybe it's not but for some strange reason it seems that the really bad foot used to make the cross into the upper crack, of this problem, has grown and got bigger...
Anyone else notice this... I just don't recall the foot being this massive edge...
|By Ryan HInrichs|
From: amherst new hampshire
Sep 12, 2011
Still trying to figure out the beta for this one. Havent sent it yet, but its still a blast!
|By joshua corbett|
From: Wolfeboro NH
Dec 19, 2011
Hay Eric is that Mr bonnet that teaches in the Pembroke school district?
|By Chris McNeil|
From: Essex, MA
Oct 25, 2012
I was working this the other day, and when I arrived the start he below the crack had a crack in it was popped off with a touch. Although after reading the beta listed it seems that everyone starts on the crack anyways... Certainly doesn't seem to effect the grade
|By J Meagher|
Nov 13, 2013
If only the feet weren't all so polished.... Either way, great route!