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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Administrator 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.