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...
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...
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Wasted Wilderness V1 NH : Manchester Area Bouldering : The Dugout
Up and to the right of the Weekday Warrior boulder is a low wide boulder... sit start on the far right and traverse to the left as far as you can and top it out...I had to dig this one out of a lot of moss and lichen thinking it was gonna be rad and it only ended up being ok... Thats what inspired the name cause i though it was a waste to kill all those plants...so climb it and it wont be wasted......[more] Browse More Classics in NH