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Schist Show Boulders (below Main Cliff)

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Schist Show Boulders (below Main Cliff) 


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Submitted By: matthewWallace on Mar 25, 2009
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Description 

This is a large area full of potential. The rock here is sharp and dirty, it needs some care and attention. This area has potential for many great routes, ranging from highballs to cool powerful lowballs, with some cool problems already established (not all are on The Proj so we need to get info on them). Get out there and find your dream problem.

Also there is a lot of bad fall potential here so please be careful so you dont get hurt...


Getting There 

Go to the small parking lot. From the small parking lot walk the trail towards Main Cliff and the boulders are on either side of the trail.


6 Total Routes


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Just some of the potential still in this area. Just wanted people to get an idea of what is out there.
Just some of the potential still in this area. Jus...
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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 25, 2009

yeah tons of potential also more off the path on the left

By Tim Waystrong
From: New Hampshire
Mar 27, 2009

Yes we need to go out there and set those routes man

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 30, 2009

I like the crusher one the best, but i was thinking aybe trying to bring into the name some history of rumney climbing or something specific about rumney climbing, something about the rock quality (schist) or something like that.

I was thinking maybe the "schist show boulders" but i not sure, i feel like this has to be the perfect name

By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Mar 30, 2009

I do know that there was a bolted route in these boulders that has since been chopped. If you are heading up toward New Wave/Orange Crush, take a look at the face of the big boulder on your right. You will see some bolt studs sticking out.

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 30, 2009

yeah i noticed that walking up one time, do you have any info about this?

By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Mar 30, 2009

I love the new name for the area!

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Mar 30, 2009

thanks lee, i thought it was pretty good too

By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Apr 1, 2009

Lots of development has gone on here over the years, though it may not look like it now, but still much to do or rediscover. I cleaned and did a bunch of problems below the main cliff. u can find them by going to the big boulder with the high orange arete a little up the hillside, then pass under and around to the left. There is a nice overhanging wall on your rt if u scramble up that way, then a path with a few stone steps (edit-path partially buried from debris from the big Main Cliff avalanche now) will lead you further up and left to more boulder problems. There is lots of cool stuff here and I would be psyched to work on it with others. some are highballs or have rough landings, so good spotting and lots of pads would be helpful. Make sure you are quiet if you go there while the Main cliff is closed for the peregrines, as it is fairly nearby.

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 1, 2009

MSprague - do you remember any of the route info and would lie to post it or do you want to just start from scratch? I would be down for getting out and redoing some older boulder problems and doing some new boulder problems.

By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Apr 1, 2009

I would have to refresh my memory. A friend was calling the upper boulders the internet boulders at the time and some of the names had to do with that. I will prob just have to rename them. - edit 5 years later - recently I couldn't figure out exactly what I had done years ago except for a couple lines, so I'm just going to re-clean stuff and do them over.

By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Jul 2, 2014

We should start dividing this area into separate boulders. If anyone wants to write up boulder descriptions, just make a "Temp Area for Schist Show boulders" in the Rumney Bouldering section to contain them. Once we have a few I can move the routes to the individual boulders and then the boulders into the Schist Show area proper. When we get enough boulders named I can work on a map.

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Jul 2, 2014

Cool I will do some work on this in the not too distant future, have some ideas already