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The Exeter Boulder

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The Exeter Boulder  

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Location: 42.995, -70.9676 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Tighe Blackadar on Jan 9, 2013
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BETA PHOTO: The boulder @ Exeter Rinks.


This rock is located just beyond the tree line behind the Rinks at Exeter, so it gets some sunlight but not much throughout the day. The rock quality is great and the boulder offers plenty of awesome routes with a wide range of difficulty. Some routes could use some cleaning but all in all it looks great.

Getting There 

40 Industrial Drive Exeter, NH. Behind the building of the ice rink there is a faint foot path moving over some crumbly boulders. The rock is a very short walk down that trail and is visible through the trees.

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Weather station 8.0 miles from here

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By caesar.salad
From: southern Maine
5 days ago
anyone happened to check out this boulder lately? I'm wondering about conditions this early on.
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Jan 13, 2013
Is here just this one boulder out here or are the other options too?
By Tighe Blackadar
Jan 13, 2013
Just this boulder, but its pretty big. There are a lot of routes yet to be posted.
By Spencer N
From: Dover, NH
Jan 15, 2013
There are actually several medium-sized boulders along the trails in the Henderson-Swasey town forest. I haven't seen them without snow, but I'd bet at least a few of them have route potential.
From: Lakewood, Colorado
Jan 15, 2013
We did about half a dozen obvious lines there one day last summer. Most everything was chalked so there is clearly some traffic.
To my knowledge the climbing the prow in the photo from directly below is an open project that has shut down some strong climbers. It will go but somewhere between V-hard and V-silly over a spicy landing.
By Tighe Blackadar
Jan 18, 2013
I have spent some time wandering around the Henderson-Swasey forest also, as well the the Oakland town forest on the other side of the highway. Last week in the Oakland trails I found one rock in particular with some really great looking finger cracks as well as some pretty daunting face routes. looking forward to spending some more time out there soon.
By burlap submariner
Feb 12, 2013
this boulder and some of the swasey boulders were climbed in the mid eighties, fort rock also has some pretty good bouldering as well. If i were you guys I would look down the street from fort rock where the bridge passes over 101 both sides of 101 heading west, there is some pretty awesome stuff out there.
By Harrison Harb
From: Portland, Or
Nov 19, 2013
I climbed and took pictures of a half dozen boulders at fort rock today. There is definitely more to do out there, and the stuff I did get on was way fun. Wondering if there should be a page for Exeter and make the "rinks boulder" a sub category.
By M Sprague
From: New England
Nov 19, 2013
Sure. If somebody makes an Exeter area, Lee, Jay or I can move this boulder into it. Just let us know.
By ri.
Apr 17, 2014
Hey all-

i suppose someone would have posted this stuff up eventually. Mike Veazey has compiled a guide for almost all the boulder in the Exeter area and I (Ri) have taken to slowly putting them into a legitimate format. I'll post the jpg for the Exeter boulder and if you ask nice I may eventually get around to posting the others up as well. Until then contact me through MP or New England reSoul if you want info or a tour.
By ri.
Apr 17, 2014
Also- this is generally just known as "The Exeter Boulder"
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