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Hillside (aka Summit Boulder Area)

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A Boy And His Dog 
A River Runs Through It 
Beavers Attack From Above 
Black Fly TR 
Bloody Bath Water 
Brother John 
Butt Slap 
Cast Away 
Center Chimney T,TR 
Comrad 
Cough Syrup 
Drive By 
Ethnic Cleansing 
EZ's Problem 
Fido 
Flower Child 
Flower Power 
Free Base T 
Ghetto Knowledge 
Gums (aka Timex) 
Inside Corner TR 
Italian Stallion 
John's Problem 
Josh's Dilemna 
Left Chimney TR 
Locomotive Breath T,TR 
Mantlepiece 
Mayonnaise 
Miracle Whip 
Motherf***er 
Near Life 
Obstacle Crack T,TR 
Outside Corner T,TR 
Professor Booty 
Right Chimney T,TR 
River Project, The 
Roadside Chimney T 
Rusty Mustad 
Sally 
Sally Sat Down 
Sand Wedge 
Seeing Red 
Sneaker Problem 
Snicker 
Tabasco T 
Under The Box 
Welcome to the Fold 
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Hillside (aka Summit Boulder Area) Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.1167, -71.1774 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: BDalhaus on Feb 11, 2008
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Description 

Rarely if ever crowded, there is a fine collection of problems/routes here that for the most part don't get any attention as people walk by from Round Pond to Boulder Natural. As with the rest of the park, these boulders/crags are granite, and most of them are in the shade, with the exception of Lakeside Crag, which can be fully climbable in the middle of winter. There are a variety of highball boulder problems as well as lowballs, and a scattering of toprope/trad climbs on the cliffs ranging from easy 5.3 chimney/crack climbs to hard 5.13 face climbs.

Getting There 

From the Horse Farm parking, just walk down towards Round Pond. The first massive boulder on the right before you hit the Pond is the Mir Boulder (aka Roadside Chimney Boulder). There is an info booth just to the right. From Round Pond parking, just cross the stream on the left and you'll see the boulders (Three Chimney Area aka Tin Can Alley) and Lakeside Crag.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.6 miles from here

48 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',23],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',4],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',4],['V2-3',16],['V4-5',10],['V6-7',4],['V8-9',4],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hillside (aka Summit Boulder Area)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hillside (aka Summit Boulder Area):
Sneaker Problem   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   
Mantlepiece   V1+ 5     Boulder, 10'   
Butt Slap   V2 5+     Boulder, 6'   
Under The Box   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   
Brother John   V3 6A     Boulder, 8'   
A River Runs Through It   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   
A Boy And His Dog   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 9'   
Sally Sat Down   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Flower Child   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   
Fido   V5 6C     Boulder   
Mayonnaise   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   
Motherf***er   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Ethnic Cleansing   V6-7 7A+     Boulder   
Italian Stallion   V7 7A+     Boulder, 25'   
Bloody Bath Water   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 14'   
Cough Syrup   V8 7B     Boulder, 20'   
Ghetto Knowledge   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
The River Project   V10-11 8A     Boulder, 15'   
Locomotive Breath   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 30'   
Tabasco   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 45'   
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Lakeside Crag Area
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By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Mar 14, 2008
this is the place by round pond right? the place that has a problem right behind the entry sign and it starts in a little cave almost?
By BDalhaus
Administrator
From: Bangor, ME
Mar 25, 2008
that's the place... if you stand in front of the sign and look up the hill, the monster boulder is the Summit Boulder
By Mike Thompson
From: Manchester NH
Mar 25, 2008
and good cracks?
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Sep 22, 2011
I think this area is in the need of better organization. The Hillside Boulders and Tin Can Alley seem like they could use their own section and sub divisions withing those.

The Hillside boulders should be broken down by rope climbs and boulder problems and Tin Can Alley should be broken up by the three areas inside that area.

This is just something I was noticing while looking up a few problems in this area. This is how the guidebook is broken down and i think it would be more conducive to searching for people not familair with the area.
By Eric Heiden
From: Derry, NH
Oct 25, 2012
Is there any possibility of somebody drawing up a map to these problems, or even a sketch? Any photos of these problems with a little more context of where they are would be helpful as well.

I really would like to try some of these climbs but if you don't know where the trail to upper cliff is or know where Locomotive Breathe is it seems like a lot of these are hard to find. Specifically: Flower Child, Flower Power, Gums, Mayonnaise, Motherf***er, Snicker, Seeing Red, Welcome to the Fold, and Comrad.

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