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North Marsh Boulders (aka South Seas)

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North Marsh Boulders (aka South Seas)  

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Location: 43.1162, -71.1797 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: BDalhaus on Mar 27, 2008


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So you're on the slabs, the dome, the lower cliff, or the trailside boulders and you look across the marsh to see a giant boulder hidden in the trees. Maybe at some point you go look, but most people don't. What you miss out on is a secluded little area with a bunch of easy to moderate highballs and a few quality shorter problems that in the end would add up to a good day out bouldering.

The granite here is the same as Round Pond and the climbs are shaded for most of the day. There are crimps, cracks, jugs, slopers and even a pocket or two. The majority of the landings are flat, with one exception - there is a rock sitting beneath a difficult highball. People have been climbing here for years and you know you're interested, so go take a look.

Getting There 

This small cluster of boulders is sitting between North Marsh and the road. Drive down to Round Pond on Reservation Rd and you'll see them on the left. Park, walk back about 3 minutes, skip into the woods, and you're there.

Climbing Season

For the *Pawtuckaway area.

Weather station 7.7 miles from here

5 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Marsh Boulders (aka South Seas):
Dead Center   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 14'   
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Featured Route For North Marsh Boulders (aka South Seas)
Another mellow arete.

Half Baked Over a Puddle of Mud V0 4  NH : *Pawtuckaway : North Marsh Boulders (aka S...
A rising arete traverse similar to Arrow in the Trailside area, just a tad higher and longer. Sit start at the base (when the lagoon is dry) and follow the nicely sculpted arete up and left....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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The South Seas Boulder
The South Seas Boulder

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By Tim J.
From: Loudon, NH
May 14, 2015
Anyone know what the line to the right of Dead Center and left of the arete is? I cleaned, or recleaned, it over the last few weeks and am wondering about the history of it. Really good line, great landing. Needs more traffic for sure. It felt around v7 to me.

Line climbs just to the left of the near arete
Line climbs just to the left of the near arete

Line from straight on
Line from straight on
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
May 15, 2015
I believe it has been done from a stand. Not sure about the sit. As far as I know, it doesn't have a name. I've climbed a bunch of the other lines in this area, but I never tried that one. It was always very mossy/wet whenever I was there.
By Tim J.
From: Loudon, NH
May 16, 2015
Yup, the second move out of the sit was the crux for me. As for the water, when I started poking around it was pretty wet but as of a couple days ago it's dried out completely. Worth giving it a second look. Beware at the top, there was some loose rock. It was mostly around a left hand crimp right before the lip. I think it's done breaking but be warned.
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
May 16, 2015
Cool. I would say post it and give it a name.

It's good to get more stuff documented in that area, especially harder climbs.
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