Swirley Boulder Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Swirley Boulder, Problems Listed L to R: Unnamed V...
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.
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.
Weather station 6.4 miles from here
15 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Swirley Boulder
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Swirley Boulder:
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Uncle Climax V9 7C NH
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Grab two small sloping crimps above head height. Pull a campus move to the sloping dish above with the left hand. Squeeze and put your feet on the wall. Then make a big move with the right hand to a really small crimp way up there (can be difficult to see in poor light). A low percentage move, perhaps. Then reset the feet and hands and go for the lip. Nice jug up there. Snag it and top out. Really good, maybe classic....[more] Browse More Classics in NH
The swirls in all their glory. This photo shows c...
The crux. Seth Hamel Photo.