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Schist Show Boulders (below Main Cliff)

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Schist Show Boulders (below Main Cliff) 


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Submitted By: matthewWallace on Mar 25, 2009
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Walk in here and just past those first two boulder...

Description 

This is a large area full of potential. The rock here is sharp and dirty, it needs some care and attention. This area has potential for many great routes, ranging from highballs to cool powerful lowballs, with some cool problems already established (not all are on The Proj so we need to get info on them). Get out there and find your dream problem.

Also there is a lot of bad fall potential here so please be careful so you dont get hurt...


Getting There 

Go to the small parking lot. From the small parking lot walk the trail towards Main Cliff and the boulders are on either side of the trail.


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',5],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Just some of the potential still in this area. Just wanted people to get an idea of what is out there.
Just some of the potential still in this area. Jus...
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By Tim Waystrong
From: New Hampshire
Mar 25, 2009

I agree with what matt said and I hope that I didn't make anyone upset. I was just excited to put up those two routes. Tons of potential on the way up to the main cliff by the way just gotta look around.

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 25, 2009

yeah tons of potential also more off the path on the left

By Tim Waystrong
From: New Hampshire
Mar 27, 2009

Yes we need to go out there and set those routes man

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 30, 2009

I would like to post a new name for this area any ideas?

By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Mar 30, 2009

how bout.... the CRUSHER boulders :) ..... or maybe fun in the sun boulders...... or new school season boulders.... oh oh! how bout.... EF YA! boulders :)....i could probably come up with more but they are all dumb lol :)

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 30, 2009

I like the crusher one the best, but i was thinking aybe trying to bring into the name some history of rumney climbing or something specific about rumney climbing, something about the rock quality (schist) or something like that.

I was thinking maybe the "schist show boulders" but i not sure, i feel like this has to be the perfect name

By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Plymouth, NH
Mar 30, 2009

I do know that there was a bolted route in these boulders that has since been chopped. If you are heading up toward New Wave/Orange Crush, take a look at the face of the big boulder on your right. You will see some bolt studs sticking out.

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 30, 2009

yeah i noticed that walking up one time, do you have any info about this?

By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Mar 30, 2009

I love the new name for the area!

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 30, 2009

thanks lee, i thought it was pretty good too

By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Apr 1, 2009

Lots of development has gone on here over the years, though it may not look like it now, but still much to do or rediscover. I cleaned and did a bunch of problems below the main cliff. u can find them by going to the big boulder with the high orange arete a little up the hillside, then pass under and around to the left. There is a nice overhanging wall on your rt if u scramble up that way, then a path with a few stone steps will lead you further up and left to more boulder problems. There is lots of cool stuff here and I would be psyched to work on it with others. some are highballs or have rough landings, so good spotting and lots of pads would be helpful. Make sure you are quiet if you go there while the Main cliff is closed for the peregrines, as it is fairly nearby

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 1, 2009

MSprague - do you remember any of the route info and would lie to post it or do you want to just start from scratch? I would be down for getting out and redoing some older boulder problems and doing some new boulder problems.

By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Apr 1, 2009

I would have to refresh my memory. A friend was calling the upper boulders the internet boulders at the time and some of the names had to do with that. I will prob just have to rename them. I may be up at Rumney this weekend depending on conditions. Shoot me an email with a # for reaching you and i will let you know when i can boulder. I have also started to develope the boulders between Monsters and Bonsai.. some good gems there.