Collection of many quality, schist problems right next to the road 5 minutes from Rumney's main parking area.
The must do in my opinion is Welcome Crack and it is just stellar, Walk up the hill, cross the rock wall throw down your pad and climb the obvious crack to 18foot height at V1, it climbs like a route and you'll be sad when it is over.
When driving into the village of Rumney from Route 25, instead of taking a left onto Buffalo Rd towards the crags, turn right onto Quincy Rd. Drive a couple minutes and large boulders beside the road will be obvious. There is a 15ft tall boulder on the south side of the road almost in the road, it always has chalk on it, this is your marker. The rest of the problems are on the north side of the road.
Important: Park well off the road, look both ways when crossing and don't hang out in or close by the edge of the road! It is dangerous and really pisses off the locals, to the point where the town has seriously considered blowing up the EDCL boulder. Be good neighbors!
94 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',53],['1 Star',21],['Bomb',0]
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Whale Calling Condor V5- 6C NH
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This link up was shown to me by local John Myles and it is a lot of fun.Start as for Whales Tail (V4+) and traverse left onto the slopey shelf that starts Ahab Calling (V3) then get your feet situated, move your right hand up to the obvious crimp and make a long left hand move up to a good crimp then make a long right hand move(crux) to the top of Captain Condor (V5). Although it is a link up it climbs like an independent line so it deserves its own route in the database....[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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From: plymouth, nh
Jan 3, 2009
There is plenty more potential in this area, if you continue walking uphill there is a variety of boulders of different shapes and sizes that can be bouldered and if you continue up there is some potential for some hard bolted routes. The boulders in this area get neglected because the falls are scary but with enough spotters and pads there could be a lot of quality stuff up here.
Also if you were to walk east past the Stone Wall Boulder and Smoke and Mirrors Boulder, away from the main pound section, there are a lot of little boulders that are great for beginners if they got a little more attention, my friend Alex coined this Munchkin Land due to the fact that they are relatively short problems.
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 9, 2010
A HUGE thanks to Jay for reorganizing The Pound by boulder!
Also I have written the descriptions for each boulder, if anyone has anything they think I should add to a description for any boulders please put it in the comments and I will gladly add the info in.
|By Matt Marchand|
From: Coventry, CT/Plymouth, NH
Oct 9, 2013
I found a cool line high up on the hillside the other day. Its comes out of a cave on a pretty steep face and tops out on good holds. The landings a little sketcy but all and all it was a fun climb, definitely worth checking out. Follow the trail up past the established hillside boulder to the top of the hill and turn right after about 30 yards you see a look out back towards rumney rocks with some exposed rock. The cave is inbetween two boulders. Climbs from left to right.
|By Tim Waystrong|
From: New Hampshire
May 22, 2014
I found a New England bouldering guide book right next to Tweekers at the pound the other day. If anyone has lost this let me know and I can get it to you.