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Ridgeline Rock Climbing 

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Tucked away in the woods roughly five minutes walk from Boulder Natural is a collection of short walls and free standing boulders that doesn’t see much love, but climbing here can be a pleasant surprise. There are no crowds aside from the occasional lost hiker, the granite offers interesting holds and features (check out the big flake on Crash Pad Surfer or the unique green texture on the slopers of Hairway to Steven) and the climbs range from lowball mantels to 40 foot trad climbs. Interested? There’s plenty to keep you busy. If you’re plugging gear, jump on the Good Book or the Finger Crack and sample some of the best moderate crack climbs in the park. If you’re out to pebble wrestle, then don’t miss the agonizing mantel problem Magnificent Bastard or the desperate moves of Counterclockwise.

Getting There 

From Boulder Natural, follow the trail towards Devil’s Den. Just past the Yosemite Boulder, where you step over a fallen tree, you’ll come into a wide open area. Turn right here and follow a faint path uphill if you’re going to the small walls and trad climbs. The Good Book will be the first climb you come to, about a minute up the trail. If you’re seeking the boulders, continue towards the Den. When you reach the Premier boulder, the trail will veer uphill and to the right. About a minute past the Premiere is a tall face on the right side of the trail that usually has chalk on it. This boulder is the start of the Ridgeline boulders.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ridgeline

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ridgeline:
Magnificent Bastard   V5 6C     Boulder, 6'   
Hairway to Steven   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Counterclockwise   V8 7B     Boulder, 20'   
Cornered   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
The Finger Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0 4     Trad, Boulder, 1 pitch, 20'   
The Good Book   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Stick your fingers in this crack.

The Finger Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0 4  NH : *Pawtuckaway : Ridgeline
When you look at this striking, thin finger crack that leads up a clean short wall to a very cool hueco-like dish at the top, the question is do you grab a rack or boulder it? As a trad line it is probably a bit short, but as a semi-highball it shines. The landing is flat, the balancy crux comes at mid-height, and the various finger locks are all bomber....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By allen.tate
From: Norwich, VT
Sep 23, 2012
Any name/grade for the problem left of Rainy Day Women? Starts on a chossy flake up to a ledge and slopey topout.
By BDalhaus
From: Manchester, NH
Sep 24, 2012
Smiley Face, V3ish. There's also a super crimpy sit start to it...
By Ian McAfee
From: Nashua, NH
Aug 30, 2015
What's the awesome arete traverse up above Aurora Borealis and up and left from Counterclockwise? Super good whatever it is, surprised it's not posted up, it's very striking.

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