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Collection of Boulders around Round Pond. This Area is very similar to Blair Woods in rock quality. However, Round Pond is my personal favorite cool down spot in the fall bouldering season because it is awesome to hike out with a few cold ones and boulder a bit then kick back next to the pond and boulders and relax after a day of pulling hard.
Hike/drive to Round Pond and explore the hilltop. Most of the boulders near the top of the small hill and the "Balance Boulder" and the warm-up boulder mark the end of the area (yes it is kinda small). All the other boulders between the warm-up and the pond and the trail have great problems.
When reaching the top of the hill, one of the first lines that people notice is this sharp arete next to the trail. There used to be two good flakes on the left of the arete, but both have now ripped off and the scars are quite obvious. The quality of the line may have improved now that any loose rock is gone, but it doesn't climb quite like it used to. Sit start with the good rail down low, or use an optional crimp out left along with the rail and pull up to the arete. Grab the edge that is...[more]Browse More Classics in NH
EDIT: posted simultaneously to Bryce's comment, but I'm leaving it!
Winter at Round Pond is totally doable. Park at the horse farm: follow directions to Blair, but keep going past the boat launch driveway and take a left when you come to the trailer with a fantastic view - there's only parking for two cars, if it's full, park on the road across from the trailer. Hike down the trail until you get to Round Pond.
Snow is definitely a problem, so some lines will be unclimbable depending. Gadgetry and the crimp face problems are easy to clean off. So is the Atlas boulder. Dopeman can stay wet, but enough sunny days in a row can dry it out. Maxim may be climbable, but the top might stay covered with snow. Basically it's like winter climbing anywhere in NE.