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The Swamp Boulders

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The Swamp Boulders  

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Submitted By: Brian Nugent on May 16, 2013
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This set of huge boulders doesn't seem to have seen much climbing yet but there is a good amount of pretty good rock here and it is really close to everything else in Boulder Natural. It gets its name from the swamp that you have to pass through on the approach but the landings (for the most part) are dry and flat.

If anyone knows anything about this area and what's been done please post it.

Getting There 

These boulders are located a couple hundred feet past the Yosemite boulders. The easiest way to find them is by following the Devil's Den trail and looking to your left. After you pass the Yosemite boulders just wait until you see the huge boulder that is really three boulders leaning on each other. You can't miss it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

9 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Swamp Boulders:
Lost At Sea   V3 6A     Boulder, 13'   
Poseidon   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 13'   
Slow Vibration   V4 6B     Boulder, 9'   
Chasm Crack   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Mouthful of Chalk   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   
Sar-Chasm   V6 7A     Boulder, 18'   
Cave Project   V11 8A     Boulder, 25'   
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Featured Route For The Swamp Boulders
This photo shows the starting holds (blue) and general line of travel (red) of 'The Sail'.

Poseidon V3-4 6A+  NH : Pawtuckaway : ... : The Swamp Boulders
Start sitting on the awkward pointy rock at the base with your left hand on the arete and your right hand on a crimp sidepull and a good low foot. Use fancy footwork to bump the left hand up the arete and to gain an incut crimp with the right hand. All of this leads to a committing deadpoint/dyno to the flat lip. A few more moves lead to a rock over mantle typical of most of the problems on this side of the boulder.Great rock, fantastic movement and a cool finish make this problem full value!Whi...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Aug 16, 2014
With this area receiving more attention in the past few months, does anyone thing it would be wise to break this area down further? I was thinking into four sections, Swamp Thing Boulder, Mad Hatter Boulder, Stoner Boulder and Chasm Boulder. Any thoughts? Just figured it might be easier to do it now with just a few routes in the database.
By brian kendall
From: henniker, nh
2 days ago
On the first boulder you come to walking from the Yosemite boulder there is a nice looking off width to hand crack on the east side, and a low angle off width on the south side. I was wondering if these had been climbed before. Fun little climbs that could use lots of cleaning...