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The Black Jack Boulder

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The Black Jack Boulder  


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Description 

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.

Getting There 

Follow the main trail through the Black Jack Boulders. Find the biggest boulder. This is it.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.2 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Black Jack Boulder:
Rain Man   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 10'   
Black Jack Crack   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b V2 5+     Trad, Boulder, 1 pitch, 30'   
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Black Jack Crack

Black Jack Crack 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b V2 5+  NH : Rumney : ... : The Black Jack Boulder
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

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Oct 18, 2009
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...
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Oct 19, 2009
a practice aid line.... seems odd, i have always thought someone had bolted it thinking it was possible and it wasnt but those also seem like likely possibilities.
By lee hansche
Administrator
From: goffstown, nh
Oct 20, 2009
the bolts are so old that they wouldnt have thought that was a doable line... since its pretty much blank...