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The Gem Boulders

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60 Grit 
Bank Heist 
Cops 
Cue the Crickets 
Fat Possum, The 
Jailbird 
Mental Case  
Missing Link 
Mr. Sketchy 
Problem Child 
Robbers 

The Gem Boulders  


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Submitted By: Old Timer on Oct 3, 2010
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Description 

There are three main boulders here. The first boulder you reach after bushwhacking is the Diamond Boulder which has the problems Cops, Robbers, Bank Heist, and Jailbird. The second boulder is about 30 feet straight ahead and is called the Emerald Boulder. It has the problems Missing Link and Mr. Sketchy. The third boulder is about 10 feet further and is called the Ruby Boulder. It is the tallest and has the problems 60 Grit, Cue the Crickets and Problem Child on it.

Getting There 

Descend down the trail towards the Stone Tower Boulders for about 45 seconds and break left into the woods, maintaining the same elevation and bushwhack about 150 to 200 feet to find these boulders. Found by the legendary boulder hound Bob Parrott..., these gems are off the beaten path!

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.0 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['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',0],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',5],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Fat Possum.

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By andyscott
From: Massachusetts
Oct 18, 2010
A good landmark to use when finding these boulders is a small chossy boulder, about ten feet tall, with no real lines on it that you can see from the trail off to the left. When you see this boulder, it is the correct time to break left and start bushwacking.
By Eric Heiden
From: Derry, NH
Nov 23, 2012
Do these directions start from the parking lot, or the stone tower? If from the tower, is the trail you break left from the one you take to get to the Stone Tower boulder? (with The Buttermilker, etc?) Does anyone have any photography references to go by?
By JChepes
From: Chocorua, NH
Nov 23, 2012
These directions start from the tower. I think you walk past The Buttermilker for a ways (45secs), the blocks are somewhere in on your left. Nice problems with a bit of seclusion, possibly contributing to their elusiveness.
By Dan Pfistner
From: BEVERLY, MA
Apr 19, 2014
Bushwhacked around a little today, eventually finding these blocks. The problems 60 Grit and Cue the Crickets look great, but have a somewhat sketchy landing. I'd say they are best left for a day when you have a couple/few pads and spotters.

Following the quasi-herd-path back to the trail, I popped out directly across from the stone tower boulder after coming through a sunny opening with some broken rock, followed by a stand of young white birches. I also realized that these blocks are close to the trail that runs straight past the stone tower itself. There may be a simpler way to get to them from there.