Scattered around the base of the Devil's Den cliffband are a collection of boulders that vary in size from puny to house sized. For the most part, the bouldering was developed in the late 90's and, aside from the classics, hasn't seen much attention since. As a result, most of the easier and less popular climbs have been slowly reclaimed by the moss and lichen. The ice storm a few years ago dropped numerous trees as well, further keeping people away from the problems in the talus and away from the trail. Regardless, there are a handful of problems here that should be on everyone's must do list - that is, if you can climb V7 and keep a cool head up high.
Where Am I Going?
Follow the trail from Boulder Natural towards North Mountain which is well marked and easy to follow. In less than 5 minutes the first boulder (The Premiere) is visible on the left. The Walrus is up the hill behind it, although it is best reached from further up the trail. Continue on the trail to the Dust Boulder and more, all on the left below the cliff.
Browse More Classics in Devil's Den Bouldering
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Devil's Den Bouldering:
Throng V5 Boulder, 8 feet
Individual Medley V6 Boulder, 18 feet
Universal Socket (aka The Pocket Problem) V6 Boulder, 18 feet
Red V7 Boulder
The Big Ocean V7 Boulder
Up in Smoke V7 Boulder
Leave It to Beaver V8 Boulder, 15 feet
Numb Thumb V8 Boulder
Ashes To Ashes V9 Boulder, 12 feet
Pretty Bloc Swag V11 Boulder, 15 feet
Featured Route For Devil's Den Bouldering
Individual Medley V6 NH : Pawtuckaway : Devil's Den Bouldering
Great arete climbing up a beautiful squarecut corner! Start standing and make a hard highstep move to gain the arete. Stick with it until you get a sloping jug at about two-thirds height. Gather your wits and courage, and figure out the best way to get to the top (hint: look way up high and to the left for a small positive handhold). Be careful up there...this one's a thriller!...[more] Browse More Classics in NH