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Swirley Boulder

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Child of the Storm 
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Rose, The 
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Swirley Boulder Rock Climbing 

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The crown jewel of Blair Woods. This boulder is the size of a house and is named for the black and white swirl of the rock. A fair number of difficult quality lines head up all sides thanks to Dave Graham and Tim Kemple, among others. The Swirley used to have the largest concentration of difficult problems, but lost the title to the Split Boulder in Boulder Natural. Don't miss The Rose or Uncle Climax, and if you can pull hard enough, Child of the Storm and Sit and Deliver are the real test pieces.

Getting There 

From the junction, head straight and take the first right to head downhill. After a minute or so the Swirley Boulder will be obvious ahead.

Climbing Season

For the Blair Woods area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Swirley Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Swirley Boulder:
Amnesia   V5 6C     Boulder   
The Rose   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   
Jon's Arete   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
Uncle Climax   V9 7C     Boulder, 15'   
Stand & Deliver   V11- 8A     Boulder, 15'   
Child of the Storm   V13 8B     Boulder, 15'   
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Featured Route For Swirley Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: The awesome Rose problem

The Rose V7 7A+  NH : *Pawtuckaway : ... : Swirley Boulder
This problem feels impossible without the right beta. Crouch at the lowest part of the arete and trend right and up using severely sloping holds on the lip of the arete. Funky footwork and tenaciously slapping the slopers the right way are the ticket to success. An interesting mantle caps this short, but fierce beauty. Sick downclimbs are found on the opposite arete/face of the Rose....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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