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By josh villeneuve
From Enfield, CT
Feb 28, 2014
Anybody been out there lately, anything in boulder natural dry?

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By Alec Woolley
From Nottingham, NH
Feb 28, 2014
I haven't been since before the rain storm last week but a fair amount of the climbs should still be dry. If Boulder Natural isn't good then Round Pond usually has some stuff from getting plenty of sun. I know some climbs are no good, like hobbit hole, since the crack is entirely iced in.

Some advice is that although a climb may be dry, the top out will be snowy/icy so choose boulders that you can easily get to the topout without climbing the intended route and brush off all the snow. I do this every time I go out in the winter and the top out is usually dry after a few minutes of brushing the snow off.

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By Christopher Gagne
From Dover
Feb 28, 2014
me on into another world pawtuckaway
I was out last Sunday (2/23/14) and most of the boulders were covered in snow and ice or wet with snow melt (round Pond, the Slabs were still snow bound and Overlooked was dripping wet... Never made it out to Boulder Natural...

The ice climbs on Lower Cliff might be climbable...

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By josh villeneuve
From Enfield, CT
Feb 28, 2014
Thanks for the update guys

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By omcmahon
From Nashua, NH
Mar 1, 2014
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I hiked Pway today. Round Pond Rd is as good as in the Summer. The parking lot is plowed. All the boulders have snow and ice on top. Some of the faces are clear. The Whip is climbable but you can't top out. The Hobbit Hole crack is filled with ice. Lower Cliffs had some cool ice. At Upper Cliff The Roof is clear. I took a bunch of pictures...
The cracked boulder at Round Pond
The cracked boulder at Round Pond


The Whip
The Whip


Atlas
Atlas


Cream, from the side
Cream, from the side


Lower Slabs
Lower Slabs


Lower Slabs
Lower Slabs


Ice on Lower Cliffs, behind Overlooked
Ice on Lower Cliffs, behind Overlooked


Boulder Natural
Boulder Natural


Boulder Natural
Boulder Natural


Hobbit Hole. The crack is filled with ice.
Hobbit Hole. The crack is filled with ice.

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By omcmahon
From Nashua, NH
Mar 1, 2014
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More pictures.
Ice on way to Upper Cliff
Ice on way to Upper Cliff


Another view of the ice
Another view of the ice


The Roof looks climbable. The snow build up at the bottom should make the start easier.
The Roof looks climbable. The snow build up at the bottom should make the start easier.


The Chimney, Obscene Phone Call, No Answer
The Chimney, Obscene Phone Call, No Answer


The Start
The Start


Backside of Lakeside Crag, on the path back to Round Pond
Backside of Lakeside Crag, on the path back to Round Pond

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By Tighe Blackadar
Mar 1, 2014
Cannon
Thanks for this visual update!

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By matthewWallace
From plymouth, nh
Mar 4, 2014
Cool movement on this line
What about Blair? Anyone walked the loop recently?

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By josh villeneuve
From Enfield, CT
Mar 4, 2014
I might head up Friday, will report back.

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By Brendan Blanchard
From Strafford, NH
Mar 9, 2014
Obi Wan Ryobi - Darth Vader Crag, Rumney NH
Bumpity. Josh, how was/is it? I'm guessing the sun the past couple of days has done some good.

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By Alec Woolley
From Nottingham, NH
Mar 9, 2014
I was in Blair yesterday and almost everything was soaked. The only dry climbable problems were Pimp Juice, F the Method, Extra Ion,Giving Up Skin for the New Year, Brett's Arete, Crack Arete, and the incredibly sandbagged Bake Sale. All of these were completely dry but the top out only have minimal room so if you want to stay dry then you only have a few inches to use. I broke off a lot of ice on Gran Torino, so it may be climbable now.

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By josh villeneuve
From Enfield, CT
Mar 9, 2014
So today, Sunday, we went to blair woods. Everything on method was dry, hero block mostly dry, a lot of the stuff at warmup boulders, the scoop was seepng but climbable, general lee was mostly wet, trail boulders looked good, half of swirley was wet but Stand and deliver was pretty much perfect, and the welcome boulders were pretty wet.

Beautiful day out though.

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By josh villeneuve
From Enfield, CT
Mar 17, 2014
I'll be heading up tomorrow if anyone wants to meet up, plus I'll re-update the conditions.

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By Tighe Blackadar
Mar 17, 2014
Cannon
I went out last Tuesday, (3/11) and everything from round pond to boulder natural was soaking wet except for a few of the trail-side boulders. and Power and Grace in the zoo. Look forward to your update, Josh.

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By Brendan Blanchard
From Strafford, NH
Mar 17, 2014
Obi Wan Ryobi - Darth Vader Crag, Rumney NH
josh villeneuve wrote:
I'll be heading up tomorrow if anyone wants to meet up, plus I'll re-update the conditions.


Sent you a PM about tomorrow Josh.

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By josh villeneuve
From Enfield, CT
Mar 17, 2014
Brendan Blanchard wrote:
Sent you a PM about tomorrow Josh.


PM Sent

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By Alec Woolley
From Nottingham, NH
Mar 18, 2014
I was in Blair yesterday and the Devils Den the day before. Good news is that more boulders are climbable each day but a lot still have snowy/icy topouts. Most of the popular den problems are try with enough room for topping out like Up in Smoke, Big Ocean, Throng, Individual Medley, and Numb Thumb. Scala is even climbable since the pool beneath it is still frozen.

Boulder Natural still needs a lot of thawing out. Ride the Lightning still can't be topped out and Hobbit Holes crack is still filled with ice but there are a bunch of easy-moderates that are climbable.

As for Blair, the majority of the loop is climbable now. Only things wet or frozen were the Welcome boulders and General Lee. Every climb on Hero Block was dry. Crack of Pain was completely dry and there is enough room to top out and sit down up there. Rio's crack looked dry but the topout was completely frozen over still.

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By josh villeneuve
From Enfield, CT
Mar 18, 2014
Almost everything on the loop was dry...until about 3pm when most stuff started seeping

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By Tyler Quesnel
Mar 20, 2014
As of yesterday (before it rained/snowed/whatever) there was still about a foot of snow on the ground, but most boulders I came across in Blair were climbable, with the exception of north facing, low angle parts. Top outs will vary from climb to climb, but most will probably be doable if you're willing to deal with a little snow or ice.

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By andyelliott
Mar 26, 2014
amarillo sunset
bump. anybody have another update?

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By josh villeneuve
From Enfield, CT
Mar 26, 2014
andyelliott wrote:
bump. anybody have another update?


No idea, I might head up this weekend but the weather outlook does not look good at all. Its suppose to rain both Fri and Sat

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By Phil S
From Bethlehem, NH
Mar 26, 2014
Party In My Mind. Endless Wall. <br />
I was there on Sunday. It was my first time, so I'm still not all that familiar with the area.

Went to Blair first. I'd say the majority of what I saw ranged between wet-but-climbable to dry. Hero Block, Method Block, left side of the Trailside Boulder, General Lee, and the Scoop were bone-dry. The southern warm-up boulders were mostly dry with a couple wet problems. Very few totally soaked problems, all in all. However, the Valley boulder (w/ Firecracker) was pretty seepy and snow-covered.

Also went to Round Pond. I didn't get to explore too much but from the looks of it, most everything was climbable there as well and probably even less snowy topouts than Blair. Hope that helps some.

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By Alec Woolley
From Nottingham, NH
Mar 26, 2014
Pretty much the same conditions for Boulder Natural as previously posted, just slightly better. Most of the top outs are still frozen with a few having enough room to wiggle yourself onto. Terrorist, Anorexorcist, and Gone in 60 seconds are completely fine.

Best bets to go to are Devils Den, Round Pond, or Blair. You will definitely find dry climbs. If anyone wants to know the conditions of a specific boulder or climb just let me know. I'm there at least twice a week so I can help answer anything specific.

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By josh villeneuve
From Enfield, CT
Apr 4, 2014
Was out on 04/03, The hiking paths have melted a lot but the 80% of the boulders I encountered were totally soaked. Blair woods was (okay), Round Pond was (okay), Boulder Natural was (terrible) maybe 4 dry problems, upper cliff boulders were decent with chuckies torture wall being totally dry.

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By Eric Heiden
From Derry, NH
Apr 5, 2014
How's the road to boulder natural with all of the flooding? Should I bother trying, or is the horse farm the way to go?

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By josh villeneuve
From Enfield, CT
Apr 6, 2014
No idea Eric, I almost always go in from the other side. I can tell you that the road down to Blair has been really bad for the last couple of weeks...4x4 for sure!

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