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The Marsh Boulders

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A Bear and a Bug 
Ankle Biter 
Bodacious 
Boulder X 
Boulder X Slab  
Bubble Wrap 
Diamond in the Rough 
Essentials 
Groovey 
Headz Ain't Ready 
Know Hands 
Piece o' Cake 
Poppers 
Super Smash Brothers 
Swamp butt 
Touchdown Giants 
Unknown slab left 
Unknown slab right 
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The Marsh Boulders  


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Submitted By: Ladd Raine on Aug 21, 2009
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Description 

The Marsh Boulders are spread out down the hill towards the marsh and hold a number of classics. Boulder X (V6) is a testpiece that will challenge your topout skills, but try not to put your spotter in the hospital. Bodacious (V7) is pure sloping fun that follows an arÍte to an easier top-out. The top-out can be squat-started on its own as a shorter problem called Bench Warmers (V1). Further down the hill, Touchdown Giants (V2) is an underrated problem on an underrated boulder due to location, and holds many other crimpy variations on the same face that are just as fun.


Getting There 

Once at the Storm Boulders walk back towards the marsh heading down a small decline. Once you can see the marsh, well you are into the Marsh Boulders area.

Area Map 

A quick overview map w/climbs shown for reference.
A quick overview map w/climbs shown for reference.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.0 miles from here

18 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',6],['V2-3',7],['V4-5',2],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',1],['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 Marsh Boulders:
Touchdown Giants   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   
Ankle Biter   V1 5     Boulder   
Essentials   V2 5+     Boulder   
Boulder X Slab    V4 6B     Boulder   
Boulder X   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   
Bodacious   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   
Headz Ain't Ready   V8 7B     Boulder, 12'   
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Mike on Touchdown Giants

Touchdown Giants V1 5  NH : Pawtuckaway : ... : The Marsh Boulders
Stand start on small crimps make a long move to the good horizontal crack that splits the face. From here make fun and enjoyable moves to the next horizontal crack just before the top. top out on easy ground....[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By BenVeilleux
Sep 27, 2014
Hey all, so I climbed the boulder labeled with "the impaler v3" today. I climbed the backside (side facing the marsh). Started on the left-ish side with a sharp right crimp and a left hold on the arÍte. Left foot on to start, right foot hanging. Large, committing bump with left hand to slopey corner of arÍte. Switch feet, deadpoint/dyno (depending on height - 5"8 me could barely deadpoint, dyno was more consistent) to so-so pinch with right hand. Either match on the pinch and transition to right lip (harder option) or left hand to top of arÍte to top out.

My question is: is this "the impaler" or an undocumented route? I'll be going back Wednesday 10/1 and put up video, but there's no area listing of "impaler" so unsure if that's the route or not.

Add'l info: boulder is behind "boulder x" and sandwiched between boulder x and diamond in the rough v4.

Edit for more info: Didn't feel like a 3, at least a 4, probably 4+.
By BenVeilleux
Oct 14, 2014
So here's the video, with different angles and a route variant. After sending it and getting some laps on it, realized that it certainly feels like a V3.

MP project vid
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Any input or knowledge on previous ascents / if this is a FA are greatly appreciated.
By Ian McAfee
From: Nashua, NH
Oct 14, 2014
That chalked up arete to the right of the problem you climbed is Bodacious v7, so you're actually not on the impaler boulder. From the picture on this page it seems the line you climbed is called Bench Warmers, i've looked at that face while trying Bodacious but it looked chossy and sharp, but your video makes it look much more fun.
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Oct 14, 2014
Ian is correct that you are climbing on the 'Bodacious' boulder and not on 'The Impaler' boulder. However, 'Bench Warmer' actually starts a bit to the right of this problem on some low edges (if I remember correctly) and then it heads straight up to join the lip and finish the same way that 'Bodacious' does.

As to whether this is a new problem or not, it's really hard to say. It's safe to say that most of the obvious lines and variations have been climbed at some point. It's very unlikely that a climb at this grade level in such a popular area hasn't been climbed before.

That being said, I haven't seen it specifically given a name or grade anywhere before, so if you want to post it up to MP, I'm sure no one would have a problem with it. If you do that and someone has climbed it before, they can always post a comment with the original name and grade.

It's always good to have new things to try.