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Description 

This is an area directly below Monsters From the Id crag, there is a host of good problem with a variety of styles, some highballs and low-balls. The rock is sharp and has many possibilities.

If anyone has any information about routes done here please post it up, I have seen some chalk on some of these holds so I know some climbing has been done here.

Getting There 

Fot getting to these boulders and the Monsters crag, it is best that you now follow the blue flagged "Short Cut Trail" that breaks left from the trail up to Armed and Dangerous, and takes you above the 5.8 crag. That way you aren't walking along the road 3 abreast and pissing off the locals. Instead of heading up hill after the midway boulder, like you were going up above Monsters to Bonzai, just keep going strait along the fainter trail that takes you along below Monsters.

These direction were from Mark Sprague, thanks Mark.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.1 miles from here

6 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['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',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

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Twisted Sister   V6 7A     Boulder, 8'   
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By M Sprague
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From: New England
Feb 10, 2010
This is a great area. Most of the obvious lines were climbed years ago. Team Tough did a bunch of them back around the time the second wave of the developement of Monsters was going on and we presumed that much was climbed before and not recorded. Ward might have some names written down, though I don't think we named most. This area is worthy of more rediscovery and cleaning. There is also more good bouldering above monsters. Dig around and you will find some cool hidden caves.

Fot getting to these boulders and the Monsters crag, it is better that you now follow the blue flagged "Short Cut Trail" that breaks left from the trail up to Armed and Dangerous, and takes you above the 5.8 crag. That way you aren't walking along the road 3 abreast and pissing off the locals. Instead of heading up hill after the midway boulder, like you were going up above Monsters to Bonsai, just keep going straight along the fainter trail that takes you along below Monsters. If you kept going it would deposit you on the old trail from pole #37 and the beginning of the Blackjacks
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Feb 11, 2010
Yeah Mark, that approach is probably much better. I look forward to climbing here a lot more, there seems to be a lot of stuff to climb and some really cool stuff. Any info that you can recall would be wonderful. Also I will and in the description the area above Monsters as well so that any routes above and below monsters can be added.
By M Sprague
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From: New England
Apr 4, 2011
Would it make sense to separate the upper Monster boulders (or Bonsai Boulders) from these, since they are separated by the cliff? The directions get you to the lower stuff. If separated, you could maybe include in the area the overhanging ledge on the end of the trail coming from the Venus wall, since it is right next to where you turn on the Cut Off Trail to get to the boulders above monsters, on the same level.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 4, 2011
I do think it would make sense to separate the Upper Monsters Boulders from below. That does make a lot more sense, I like the idea of refering to the uppers and Bonsai Boulders.

That mini cliff band by Venus wall I personally think will host enough problems that it can be its own area. I think it is sprawled out enough where although there wouldn't be 100 problems in each section, the seperate sections would make finding the routes easier. The sections could be broken up like Below Monsters, Below Bonsai and Venus Wall Boulders...
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Apr 4, 2011
Yeah, I agree. More sections will make it easier to find stuff. We just need some good overview maps to go along with the pictures and descriptions.
By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Apr 4, 2011
not it! haha
ive said many times "the second battle of rumney will be fought on the boulders"
i think we have only seen the very tip of the bouldering ice burg at rumney... organizing the sections and showing whats already been done will get people motivated to climb existing stuff and develop new problems...
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 4, 2011
If i can figure out a way for me to do maps for The main bouldering areas, i.e. the Pound and Blackjack, I will also try to make more when more routes are posted in the other areas.
By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Apr 5, 2011
matt, i used photoshop for the cliff maps... i think i used the pen tool for the cliff line... the trees are pre-programed in there... let me know if you need any more map beta...
By M Sprague
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From: New England
Apr 5, 2011
BDalhaus was making some great overview maps for Pawtuckaway. He sent me one he was working on for Area 51. If you contact him, maybe he would explain what program he was using etc. I think he was able to make it so you would click on a boulder and it would take you to another page, which was handy.