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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 doesnít 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? Thereís plenty to keep you busy. If youíre plugging gear, jump on the Good Book or the Finger Crack and sample some of the best moderate crack climbs in the park. If youíre out to pebble wrestle, then donít miss the agonizing mantel problem Magnificent Bastard or the desperate moves of Counterclockwise.
From Boulder Natural, follow the trail towards Devilís Den. Just past the Yosemite Boulder, where you step over a fallen tree, youíll come into a wide open area. Turn right here and follow a faint path uphill if youíre 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 youíre 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.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ridgeline:
Hairway to Steven V6 7A Boulder, 15'
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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The Good Book 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NH : Pawtuckaway : Ridgeline
Do not miss this climb! While the Horn may take the prize for best trad climb in Pawtuckaway, this beautiful inside corner runs a close second. Start out atop a ledge with two jugs and large feet that will help you get established in the corner. Employing a variety of techniques, layback, stem, smear, and jam your way up the climb with the use of the hand crack in the back. Remember to keep your heels down or your calves will scream and if youíre not used to smearing you might feel a tad ins...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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