Tucked away in the woods roughly five minutes walk from Boulder Natural is a collection of short walls and free standing boulders that doesnít see much love, but climbing here can be a pleasant surprise. There are no crowds aside from the occasional lost hiker, the granite offers interesting holds and features (check out the big flake on Crash Pad Surfer or the unique green texture on the slopers of Hairway to Steven) and the climbs range from lowball mantels to 40 foot trad climbs. Interested? Thereís plenty to keep you busy. If youíre plugging gear, jump on the Good Book or the Finger Crack and sample some of the best moderate crack climbs in the park. If youíre out to pebble wrestle, then donít miss the agonizing mantel problem Magnificent Bastard or the desperate moves of Counterclockwise.
From Boulder Natural, follow the trail towards Devilís Den. Just past the Yosemite Boulder, where you step over a fallen tree, youíll come into a wide open area. Turn right here and follow a faint path uphill if youíre going to the small walls and trad climbs. The Good Book will be the first climb you come to, about a minute up the trail. If youíre seeking the boulders, continue towards the Den. When you reach the Premier boulder, the trail will veer uphill and to the right. About a minute past the Premiere is a tall face on the right side of the trail that usually has chalk on it. This boulder is the start of the Ridgeline boulders.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Ridgeline:
Magnificent Bastard V5 Boulder, 6 feet
Hairway to Steven V6 Boulder, 15 feet
Counterclockwise V8 Boulder, 20 feet
Cornered 5.7 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25 feet
The Finger Crack 5.7 V0 Trad, Boulder, 1 pitch, 20 feet
The Good Book 5.8 Trad, 1 pitch, 60 feet
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The Finger Crack 5.7 V0 NH : Pawtuckaway : Ridgeline
When you look at this striking, thin finger crack that leads up a clean short wall to a very cool hueco-like dish at the top, the question is do you grab a rack or boulder it? As a trad line it is probably a bit short, but as a semi-highball it shines. The landing is flat, the balancy crux comes at mid-height, and the various finger locks are all bomber....[more] Browse More Classics in NH