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Blair Woods 


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Location: 43.1094, -71.1506 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Apr 14, 2007
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Description 

High quality moderates and super hard problems are abundant in the woods.

Things that aren't abundant in the woods: Crowds...

You will know that you have made it when you cross a small stone wall and see the trail split left and right. To your left will be the Hero Block, straight ahead/right leads to many problems but at the end is the warm-up area, the scoop area and General Lee V2. If go straight and then take a right you will be on your way down to the Swirley Boulder area.

Farthest away from the entrance you will find the Warm-up Boulders, a collection of boulders with 6 or so V0ish problems and a few V2s and even a few V6s. Most climbers start their day here, and then go their separate ways around the circle trail that goes through the woods and passes the majority of the boulders.


Getting There 

Rt. 156 to Deerfield Rd. go 1.95 miles make a left a boat ramp sign, park in lot. cross bridge and take immediate right then take your first left at the peak of the first (very)short hill, enjoy! (5min approach)
You wil then arrive at where the picture for this area was taken. Go left to the Hero block. Go right to Warm-up Area and the Swirley Boulder.


Climbing Season


131 Total Routes


['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',55],['1 Star',28],['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',19],['V2-3',47],['V4-5',20],['V6-7',23],['V8-9',17],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',5],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Blair Woods:
Kappa Delta   V0 4     Boulder   Crack Boulder Area
Firecracker   V2 5+     Boulder   Rainforest Boulder (Valley ...
General Lee   V2 5+     Boulder, 8'   Scoop Area
V2 My Ass   V2 5+     Boulder   Pinnacle & Forgotten Boulde...
Man with no Hands   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Method Area
Who Needs Feet?   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Conditions Boulder
Amnesia   V5 6C     Boulder   Swirley Boulder
ARP   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 20'   Fisherman Boulder (Fundy Bo...
F**k The Method   V6 7A     Boulder   Method Area
Ball Doctor   V6 7A     Boulder   Hero Block
Burt Gives Blow Jobs   V6 7A     Boulder   Warmup Area
Lumberjack   V6 7A     Boulder   Scoop Area
The First Class Variation   V7- 7A+     Boulder   Warmup Area
The Next Message   V7 7A+     Boulder   Scoop Area
The Rose   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Swirley Boulder
Stainless Steel   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Crack Boulder Area
Uncle Climax   V9 7C     Boulder, 15'   Swirley Boulder
Expanding Man   V9 7C     Boulder, 10'   Method Area
Stand & Deliver   V11- 8A     Boulder, 15'   Swirley Boulder
Child of the Storm   V13 8B     Boulder, 15'   Swirley Boulder
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Featured Route For Blair Woods
Route climbs the blunt arete in the middle of the photo. <br /> <br />Photo by Seth Hamel.

Stand & Deliver V11- 8A  NH : Pawtuckaway : ... : Swirley Boulder
One of the best boulder problems anywhere. Great rock and great movement. Start standing with your right hand on the arete and your left hand on the undercling/pinch hold on the face (shorter types may have to stack pads to reach the best spot on the arete). Squeeze hard and get your feet onto the boulder, then start moving up - either left or right hand will work, though going with the right hand first definitely favors taller climbers. Sometimes a heel hook is used on the left. After these fir...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

Photos of Blair Woods Slideshow Add Photo
Crankin'. Photo by Seth Hamel.
Crankin'. Photo by Seth Hamel.
Welcome to Blair Woods
Welcome to Blair Woods
Entering Blair Woods. <br /> <br />Seth Hamel Photo.
Entering Blair Woods.

Seth Hamel Photo.
the old bridge, its still safe :) <br /> <br />Photo by Seth Hamel.
the old bridge, its still safe :)

Photo by Seth H...
This sign means a good day of bouldering is ahead of me :) <br /> <br />Photo by Seth Hamel.
This sign means a good day of bouldering is ahead ...
The unique forest around the Swirley Boulder. <br /> <br />Photo by Seth Hamel.
The unique forest around the Swirley Boulder.

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Feb 18, 2010

I dont know this area well but it seems to me that if someone did it would benefit all if it got split up by boulder. Just a thought though :)

By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Feb 18, 2010

I agree, i know this area by sight not by names. On any given day out there i have no idea what I'm on, not that it really matters. But for curiosity's sake. I would volunteer but i have no idea!

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 11, 2010

Question: Behind the Trailside Boulder is another boulder, does anyone know the routes that are on this? looks like and arete problem and a slab problem. I could be wrong about the types of problems but this boulder is directly uphill from the Trailside Boulder.

By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Mar 11, 2010

The 'arete' traverse on the left side is great with a couple cruxes, v2ish and on the other side coming out of the cave there is a crack v2ish. There are a bunch (5-6) of great problems on the main large boulder, from 5.7 highballs to v3/v4 harder problems. I just broke a hold off one of these the other day.

By Lemony
Aug 17, 2010

Hey, if your facing All Purpose on the valley boulder there's another boulder about 40 feet behind you. What is that / what's the route up the middle?

By BDalhaus
Administrator
From: Manchester, NH
Aug 18, 2010

Pinkerton

By Adam Winters
Administrator
From: the Shire
Nov 22, 2010

thanks for organizing!

By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Oct 17, 2012


Here's a video I made during my last three days in New Hampshire before heading back to my home in Colorado. I spent them enjoying the crisp conditions (in between bouts of rain) at Pawtuckaway, specifically Blair Woods. Problems shown are: 'Fuck The Method' (v6/7), Damn The Man (v7/8), Jeremy's Sick Crimps (v9??), Ball Doctor (v5 ), Pimp Juice (v5) and Pinkerton (v4). Enjoy!

By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Nov 2, 2013




A short video from blair