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The Split Boulder

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Confident Man 
Morgue, The 
My Little Pony 
Rio's Problem 

The Split Boulder  

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BETA PHOTO: The Split Boulder is home to numerous hard lines


This area calls to both the highball climber and mutant inside all of us. With the main boulder being 20+ feet, it definitely has a presence in the park. Testpieces abound as the Split boulder hosts a large concentration of hard and/or committing lines. Bones to Bits, an off-width, and The Morgue, a dihedral, will test your ability to stay calm off the deck. Halcyon, Confident Man, Three Amigos, My Little Pony, and Heart of Darkness are some of the hardest problems in the park. Shorter problems exist on the shorter boulders, and a couple of projects are still waiting for a send.

Getting There 

Follow the trail from the parking lot until you cross a stream. There will be a huge boulder on your right. Thatís the main split boulder.

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

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Split Boulder:
Bones to Bits   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 20'   
Rio's Problem   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   
Anorexorcist   V7 7A+     Boulder, 6'   
Stegasaurus   V9 7C     Boulder, 10'   
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Bones to Bits. Offwidth to chimney. 5.9 if you kno...

Bones to Bits V2-3 5+  NH : *Pawtuckaway : ... : The Split Boulder
One of the very best boulder problems at Pawtuckaway. Don't climb too far unless you're sure of what you're doing. A funky layback/kneebar keeps the"riff raff" away at the bottom. A classic squeeze chimney follows which then pinches off at the top. You must then leave the security of the chimney for the crux - a surprisingly awkward scrunch move makes the transition to the mossy slab above. You really wouldn't want to pop off here. Relish the summit (like being on the roof of a house!), th...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Aug 27, 2009
Is the morgue the highball up the shallow groove to left of the big chimney? Thats a tough route and very commiting.
By andyscott
From: Massachusetts
Dec 18, 2009
Yea the morgue is to the left of the chimmney and around the corner right next to the tree.
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