Note - A of the Black Jack boulders west of and including the Moat Boulder are on private property. The property line runs from the road where the trail near pole # 39 runs along the stream up between the Zig-zag Boulder and the Moat Boulder, up to a point just below Starship Enterprise Crag. It then runs west to the Boundary Boulder, where it then turns and runs up hill through part of the Prudential Crag.
The owner is climber friendly, but obviously visitors should be on their best guest behavior. Keep your voices down, don't leave trash, old tarps or wood pallets under the boulders. Particularly, do not bellow profanities. The noise carries right down to his house which is below and can be quite tiresome. This is his property and you are on it at his discretion.
This information is a public crowdsourcing effort between the Access Fund,
and Mountain Project. You should confirm closures, restrictions, and/or related dates.
The Black Jack Boulder is the largest boulder in the area. This condominium-sized hunk of schist sits behind the Umbrella Boulder and sports one of New Hampshire's best cracks.
The Black Jack Crack (5.10d) can be clearly seen from the main trail through the boulders. Other lines, some route-length, climb up the various faces, but 9 out of 10 climbers who climb on this boulder are keen on the crack.
Follow the main trail through the Black Jack Boulders. Find the biggest boulder. This is it.
Black Jack Crack is the best trad route at Rumney. Never mind that some people boulder the thing.Locate the 30 foot tall splitter crack on the west face of the huge boulder. Follow the crack through various sizes to a crux at the top. Though it receives a boulder rating of V2, most people prefer to bring gear rather than face the offensive possibilty of a 30 foot grounder at the crux....[more]Browse More Classics in NH
I have always been curious does anyone know why those old bolts are on the boulder (on the face that faces Umbrella Boulder), there doesn't seem to be a possible climb anywhere near the bolts?
By lee hansche Administrator From: goffstown, nh Oct 19, 2009
from what i understand there was a practice aid climb that went up there but that seems to be a strange spot for such a thing... there was also a toprope line that started as for Suicide Kings and went way right, past those bolts and up... holds have broken on that one i think...