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Round Pond

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3 Guppies in a Plastic Bag 
A Swift Kick to the Head 
A.T.P. 
Anasazi 
Arch Nemesis 
Atlas 
Baby's Cry, The 
Ball and Chain 
Becoming, The 
Brain Supreme 
Brett's Problem 
Bring the Ruckus 
Call & Response 
Cause for Commotion 
Classic 
Cosmic Cam 
Cream 
Creatine Buffer, The 
Crimp Problem 
Crimp Problem SDS, The 
Cut Up 
Debbie Does 
DJ Dan 
Dopeman 
Double Deuce 
Elephant Back 
Fanciness 
Gadgetry 
Gimme Crack 
Golden Arches 
Hemlock 
High Tech Issues 
Hueco Problem, The 
Iced Tea 
Ill Saint 
Jelly Belly 
Jitterbug (aka Try Again), The 
John's Problem 
Labrador Dreams (aka Tin Arete) 
Lip Sync 
Maceo 
Maxim 
Midget Porn 
Minion 
My Brothers Wife 
Oblivious to Danger 
Rock On 
Sauce 
Toolshed 
Wet Spot, The 
Whip, The 
X.L. 

Round Pond  


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Location: 43.11601, -71.17689 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Apr 11, 2007
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Description 

Collection of Boulders around Round Pond. This Area is very similar to Blair Woods in rock quality. However, Round Pond is my personal favorite cool down spot in the fall bouldering season because it is awesome to hike out with a few cold ones and boulder a bit then kick back next to the pond and boulders and relax after a day of pulling hard.

There are many classic lines, including The Whip(V2), Bring the Ruckus(V3), Dopeman(V8), and Gadgetry(V5).

Getting There 

Hike/drive to Round Pond and explore the hilltop. Most of the boulders near the top of the small hill and the "Balance Boulder" and the warm-up boulder mark the end of the area (yes it is kinda small). All the other boulders between the warm-up and the pond and the trail have great problems.

Climbing Season



Weather station 7.6 miles from here

52 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',14],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',1]
['<=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',10],['V2-3',19],['V4-5',13],['V6-7',3],['V8-9',6],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Round Pond:
The Jitterbug (aka Try Again)   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
Classic   V0 4     Boulder, 10'   
Cream   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 20'   
The Hueco Problem   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   
Iced Tea   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   
The Whip   V2 5+     Boulder   
X.L.   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   
Bring the Ruckus   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Cause for Commotion   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   
Crimp Problem   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   
Sauce   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 20'   
The Becoming   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   
Arch Nemesis   V4+ 6B+     Boulder, 12'   
The Crimp Problem SDS   V5- 6C     Boulder, 10'   
Gadgetry   V5 6C     Boulder   
Labrador Dreams (aka Tin Arete)   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   
Atlas   V6 7A     Boulder, 8'   
Maxim   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Dopeman   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
High Tech Issues   V8 7B     Boulder, 20'   
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Oblivious to Danger V5 6C  NH : Pawtuckaway : Round Pond
One of the best highballs in the park, this obvious face climb sat either dormant or unclimbed until late summer of 2011. Start on two good edges to the right of Cream and pull up to a slopey undercling in the dihedral. Stand up and reach for a left crimp (this move is shown in the photo), then bump your hand up the underclings. Slap up right for the decent hold at the lip and decide whether or not you'll commit to what comes next. Pull up to a sidepull crimp on the low angle arete a...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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The view from the Round Pond parking area (aka where the road becomes submerged in water).
The view from the Round Pond parking area (aka whe...
Does anyone know the name of this boulder problem? starts on a good flake with your left and a pinch with right up to a slopy hold then left on side pulls, then slap your way up with left?
Does anyone know the name of this boulder problem?...
nicole highballin
nicole highballin
james on the big and tall boulder... whats this crack called anyway?
james on the big and tall boulder... whats this cr...
Round Pond v1 boulder problem
Round Pond v1 boulder problem
jeff getting big and tall
jeff getting big and tall

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By Lanky
From: Portland, ME
Oct 23, 2009
Oddly enough, three out of the 8 "classics" listed here got one star from me.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Dec 16, 2009
Winter at Round Pond? Is it a good idea? best way to make the trek out to round pond during the winter?
By BDalhaus
Administrator
From: Manchester, NH
Dec 17, 2009
round pond usually has something climbable in the winter, mostly at the top of the hill. lakeside crag and parts of the hillside also get plenty of sun in the winter and can be climbable.

park at the horse farm (or on the paved road and walk up to the horse farm). from there just walk down the fire road, or better yet, bring a toboggan and slide down the fire road to the pond.
By Lanky
From: Portland, ME
Dec 17, 2009
EDIT: posted simultaneously to Bryce's comment, but I'm leaving it!

Winter at Round Pond is totally doable. Park at the horse farm: follow directions to Blair, but keep going past the boat launch driveway and take a left when you come to the trailer with a fantastic view - there's only parking for two cars, if it's full, park on the road across from the trailer. Hike down the trail until you get to Round Pond.

Snow is definitely a problem, so some lines will be unclimbable depending. Gadgetry and the crimp face problems are easy to clean off. So is the Atlas boulder. Dopeman can stay wet, but enough sunny days in a row can dry it out. Maxim may be climbable, but the top might stay covered with snow. Basically it's like winter climbing anywhere in NE.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Dec 17, 2009
Thanks guys that helps a lot, I tried atlas and really want to get back on it so, I am stoked to hear this winter beta thanks :)
By Lanky
From: Portland, ME
May 4, 2011
Is the arete problem left of Crimp Problem not listed here? I can't remember what it's called but I don't see it...

Edit: This comments makes half-sense. What I mean is that I don't think it's in the database because none of the problems described match up with it. Way to go me with the excellent writing skills.
By BDalhaus
Administrator
From: Manchester, NH
May 4, 2011
Added it for you. The Baby's Cry
By Lanky
From: Portland, ME
May 4, 2011
Word. Thanks Bryce. I knew you'd have the info.