Nicole Lemire getting after it at Boulder Natural....
The Zoo is a fantastic area to warm up, cool down or j ust hang out in all day. Consisting of a large concentration of moderate boulder problems, making it a great place for beginners as well as the more advanced. The zoo also has some of the most classic problems in all of Pawtuckaway such as Hobbit Hole (V3), Bolt on Top (V1) and The Professor (V5) . Because of this it is a definite must stop for any visiting out of towners.
Follow the trail until you approach many boulders on the left and right. Once you cross the small stream go left and you will enter the zoo boulders right by Hobbit Hole. The Split Boulder is to your right.
A quick overview map w/climbs shown for reference.
Weather station 8.0 miles from here
31 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Zoo
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Hobbit Hole V3 6A NH
: ... : The Zoo
Crux is the beta, work your own out because everyone's is different for this climb. The climb is amongst the majority of the boulders in Boulder Natural (an area referred to as Gandalf's Lair). It is an obvious up and left slanting lower crack the follows the arete and jugs to the top of the boulder (downclimb route). Lots of climbers find the lower sidepull helpful to use with your left hand to pull the crux move out of the horizontal handcrack....[more] Browse More Classics in NH
From: plymouth, nh
Feb 28, 2012
Whats the story with the problem that starts from the top of the boulder that is home to the professor? and climbs the face to the top of the hobbit hole boulder. it has flakes and undercling crimps?
Feb 29, 2012
It's a nice V4ish problem, but it's got some potential for nastiness. You definitely don't want to slip off the feet at the start and jam your self into the gap between the boulders. Plus, some of the flakes are pretty hollow. Fun climbing, though. No idea about the name.
From: Bangor, ME
Mar 6, 2012
It's one of Rio's old problems. Julian is right with V4ish and it has been falling apart for years. The hole is creepy but I haven't seen it be a problem for anyone. It's either Rio's Problem (not to be confused with the other one just downstream), Rio's Smaug Problem, or Smaug's Face.
By Ian McAfee
From: Nashua, NH
Oct 5, 2014
It's really really good, did it today.