Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Boulder Natural

Select Area...
Barnyard Boulders, The 
Buttermilk Boulder, The 
Illmob Boulder, The 
Marsh Boulders, The 
Split Boulder, The 
Storm Boulders, The 
Streambed Boulders, The 
Swamp Boulders, The 
Yosemite Boulder Area, The 
Zoo, The 

Boulder Natural Rock Climbing 


Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 43.11916, -71.18372 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 42,127
Administrators: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd on Aug 21, 2009
Forecast:
Tonight

61°
Thursday

81° | 63°
Friday

82° | 61°
Saturday

80° | 57°
Sunday

81° | 58°
Independence Day

83° | 58°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [1 person likes this page.]

Description 

Boulder Natural is nestled in the forest alongside a stream and is home to roughly 30 boulders and 150 problems that have been climbed on for decades. The high quality and highly featured glacially deposited granite offers up slopers and crimps galore and climbs ranging from V0 lowballs to V12 highballs. Classics range from the striking Ride the Lightning and tricky Terrorist to the friendly Hobbit Hole and fierce Halcyon. In other words, there’s something here for everyone, but keep in mind that the area dries slower than other areas in the park given its shady nature.

Getting There 

Continue past lower slabs west along swamp 5 min and behold the boulders.

Alternatively if you drive in from the South, walk along the trail from your car east and stop when you hit the huge boulders.

Area Map 

Rock Climbing Photo: A quick overview map w/climbs shown for reference.
A quick overview map w/climbs shown for reference.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.0 miles from here

166 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',50],['2 Stars',81],['1 Star',27],['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',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',25],['V2-3',67],['V4-5',28],['V6-7',22],['V8-9',11],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',11],['>=V14',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Boulder Natural

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Boulder Natural:
Four Hole   V0 4     Boulder, 10'   The Zoo
Bolt On Top   V1 5     Boulder   The Buttermilk Boulder
Essentials   V1+ 5     Boulder   The Marsh Boulders
E-Z Cheese   V2 5+     Boulder   The Streambed Boulders
Bones to Bits   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 20'   The Split Boulder
Hobbit Hole   V3 6A     Boulder, 18'   The Zoo
Pikachu   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 10'   The Storm Boulders
Poseidon   V4- 6B     Boulder, 13'   The Swamp Boulders
Vintage   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   The Storm Boulders
Brett Does Lawn Jobs (aka.- Keep it Subtle)   V5+ 6C+     Boulder   The Yosemite Boulder Area
Terrorist Left   V6 7A     Boulder, 14'   The Storm Boulders
Terrorist   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   The Storm Boulders
Bulletproof   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   The Yosemite Boulder Area
Ride the Lightning   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   The Storm Boulders
Chasm Crack   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   The Swamp Boulders
Mothra Stewart   V8 7B     Boulder, 25'   The Storm Boulders
Headz Ain't Ready   V8-9 7B+     Boulder, 12'   The Marsh Boulders
Blaow's Cousin   V10 7C+     Boulder, 11'   The Storm Boulders
Mr. Natural   V10 7C+     Boulder, 20'   The Storm Boulders
Halcyon   V11 8A     Boulder   The Split Boulder
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Boulder Natural

Featured Route For Boulder Natural
Rock Climbing Photo: holds mentioned in the problem description

Steady as She Goes V15-16 8C+ NH : *Pawtuckaway : ... : The Storm Boulders
This is an old John Sherman project that nobody has really ever gotten close on. It takes the line straight up the middle of one of the most intimidating walls in P-Way. Honestly, I doubt anyone will come close until one of the pros will come and try it. That being said, it looks like one of the best climbs in P-Way.Jump start to a good edge and campus to a bad LH pinch right above it. Get a hand-heel match and lock off to a bad crimp. Match and deadpoint to a good sidepull. If you stick this, t...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

Photos of Boulder Natural Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A quick overview map w/climbs shown for reference.
BETA PHOTO: A quick overview map w/climbs shown for reference.
Rock Climbing Photo: The backside of the Zoo as seen from the Barnyard ...
The backside of the Zoo as seen from the Barnyard ...
Rock Climbing Photo: on a weekend dont be surprised if there are a bunc...
on a weekend dont be surprised if there are a bunc...
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan Nicholson on 'The Riverbed', Boulder Natural
Ryan Nicholson on 'The Riverbed', Boulder Natural
Rock Climbing Photo: jakob on the bolt on top boulder...
jakob on the bolt on top boulder...
Rock Climbing Photo: Resting during a buggy but beautiful day at Boulde...
Resting during a buggy but beautiful day at Boulde...
Rock Climbing Photo: My wife nicole warming up... What climb is this, a...
My wife nicole warming up... What climb is this, a...
Rock Climbing Photo: Pete Otis at Boulder Natural
Pete Otis at Boulder Natural
Rock Climbing Photo: jakob on his warm up traversing the bolt on top bo...
jakob on his warm up traversing the bolt on top bo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking into the Zoo from Streambed boulders
BETA PHOTO: Looking into the Zoo from Streambed boulders

Comments on Boulder Natural Add Comment
Show which comments
By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Aug 22, 2009
gOOD JOB SEPERATING ALL OF THIS.
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Aug 22, 2009
i have descriptions and directions to most of these areas typed up would someone like me to email it to them so we can get more descriptions up?
By Ladd
Administrator
Aug 22, 2009
Send them to me. I'll post them.
By Cricket
From: From the heart
May 2, 2011
i need beta for "Grilled Cheese" VO out of the kemple guide.
did the holds break off this problem?
supposedly directly adjacent to 'bolt on top'.
By Abstract603
From: Newmarket, NH
May 8, 2012
The large crash pad was much appreciated. Although not for myself, it lead to some sends on Ride the Lightning. Big ups to whom ever carried that thing in.
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
May 9, 2012
I found it to be beyond belief that someone would leave a piece of garbage that large in such a pretty area. though i too am happy if a bunch of folks were able to send their proj. Im not against the pad, just pack out what you pack in...
By Abstract603
From: Newmarket, NH
May 9, 2012
Found it tucked away neatly into a storm boulder cave and it was removed shortly there after. Not okay even for the short window of spring climbing? No disrespect intended to PWay.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!