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Location: 42.7422, -71.6703 View Map  Incorrect?
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A couple of nice boulders and a chossy quarried cliff with some pitons in it. One boulder along the trailside is quite beautiful, with a large ~14' overhanging prow. The rock quality is decent granite (read: mostly choss, some quality lines).

Be cautious of the summer camp just south of the boulders.

Getting There 

A few hundred yards north of the Mason Rd / Rt 13 intersection in Brookline, NH, park on the left side of the road just past the summer camp. There is a small 4x4 trail that leads east into the woods. Follow this to the fire road then walk the fire road to most of the boulders. The first/best boulder is below the trail about 5 minutes into the woods. More rock is out there (quarried cliff, a few other boulders), but I don't recall them being all that great.

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By JD1984
From: Worcester, MA
Apr 20, 2012
Does anyone have more information about this area?
By Oliver McMahon
Nov 11, 2012
I hiked in there Saturday. I found the 14' overhanging prow boulder. It looks really good. The boulder is visible in google maps, in the NE corner of the Lake, between Fire Road and Rt 13.
By Gavin Galloway
Jun 9, 2015
Anybody know where the quarry cliff is? Cant seem to find it.
By Evan V
From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Jul 4, 2015
If you are coming from the summer camp on the higher road with the overhanging prow boulder on your left keep going past it 5-10 min walk on trail. Quarries will be on your right. Hard to miss.

Tons of little roofs and over hangs but some are hard to get too with sketch landings. Went last weekend and saw fresh chalk on some quarry routes and the highball directly below the prow boulder. Get it!
By Gavin Galloway
Jul 6, 2015
Awesome thanks Evan. The chalk on the highball was from me I'm pretty sure, technical v2 with cool holds we named the line v2 in the pink. Did you get a chance to climb it?
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