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Swirley Boulder

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Swirley Boulder  


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Description 

The crown jewel of Blair Woods. This boulder is the size of a house and is named for the black and white swirl of the rock. A fair number of difficult quality lines head up all sides thanks to Dave Graham and Tim Kemple, among others. The Swirley used to have the largest concentration of difficult problems, but lost the title to the Split Boulder in Boulder Natural. Don't miss The Rose or Uncle Climax, and if you can pull hard enough, Child of the Storm and Sit and Deliver are the real test pieces.

Getting There 

From the junction, head straight and take the first right to head downhill. After a minute or so the Swirley Boulder will be obvious ahead.

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.4 miles from here

12 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Swirley Boulder:
Amnesia   V5 6C     Boulder   
The Rose   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   
Jon's Arete   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
Uncle Climax   V9 7C     Boulder, 15'   
Stand & Deliver   V11- 8A     Boulder, 15'   
Child of the Storm   V13 8B     Boulder, 15'   
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Stand & Deliver V11- 8A  NH : Pawtuckaway : ... : Swirley Boulder
One of the best boulder problems anywhere. Great rock and great movement. Start standing with your right hand on the arete and your left hand on the undercling/pinch hold on the face (shorter types may have to stack pads to reach the best spot on the arete). Squeeze hard and get your feet onto the boulder, then start moving up - either left or right hand will work, though going with the right hand first definitely favors taller climbers. Sometimes a heel hook is used on the left. After these fir...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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