BETA PHOTO: The keeper of the area, lookin out for trouble... ...
I discovered this spot in the late winter about a year and a half ago... When i would drive down Hackett Hill Road i could see a line of rocks that ran down a powerline and in to the woods... As spring hit i went out there and found a few nice problems that needed to be dug out of snow and a good bit of dirt and moss on top (hence the name)... Most of the lines are steep and fun and moderate with nice top outs at 8 to 10 feet high... Landings are good but bring a pad... there is a limited amount of rock with maybe 10 to 12 problems possible and only a few hard ones... this spot is perfect for a begining boulderer or a local looking for a quick session...
I don't put a whole lot of energy in to bouldering these days so i have only cleaned lines up to about V2... there is potential for a couple of cool powerful problems on steep rock...
I will post photos and problem descriptions soon...
From exit 7 on 293 head north on rt 3A for a couple miles... At a light take a left on to Hackett Hill Rd... Go under a bridge, past a fire dept. on the left... then look for a big empty parking lot on the left with an old broken basketball hoop, the lot is hard to see when the trees have leaves... If you cant see the lot pull in to a drive at a sign that says JPSA pull in to the old lot on your left... Park in this lot...When the trees are bare You will see a powerline cut a few hundred yards away with some junky rocks a steam runs between you and the rocks...
you can walk a road next to the parking lot so you don't have to jump the stream... If you take this way just cross the stream on the road and just before a gate across the road look for a faint trail on the left heading to the problems... there are maybe 4 different boulders half sticking out of the small hill side... you can see them all from the trail...
Weather station 2.9 miles from here
8 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For The Dugout
Stand and be Counted V3 6A NH
: Manchester Area Bouldering
: The Dugout
When I first found The Dugout this is the line that popped out at me... Well, kinda... Actually the part that looked so good was the sit start under a 45 degree wall that led to an intersting top out about 10 feet up... This problem as it is, is just the stand start leading to the top out which on its own is the best problem here...I really hope the sit start goes (it looks about V7-ish), but the rock quality on the first half is kinda junky and so far many holds have broken... I plan to try aga...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Phil G
Sep 13, 2008
Bring bug spray! The mosquitos were vicious when we visited.
May 12, 2009
Could use some more brushing... I'm going to bring a nylon brush the next time I get down there. A little lichen-y but not bad. The Mosquitos will eat you so heed Phil's message and bring the Ben's 100.
Sep 11, 2014
I went there last Saturday and had a blast! I think I found the line that is Hannah's shorts but might have goofed it. My question is this: since a new company has moved in lately and the housing developments are there, along with the basketball court gated off, is it still legal to head bak there? If so, what's the easiest way to still get back there???
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Sep 17, 2014
glad you had fun! I wasnt sure if anyone else would ever go there...
i handnt thought much about the development.... im not sure if it was ever strictly legal... I think if you keep quiet and respectful no one will bother you but i guess time will tell...i always just parked in the big lot and walked in from there