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Yellowjacket Boulderfield

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Yellowjacket Boulderfield  


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Location: 43.90175, -71.55673 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jay Knower on Sep 10, 2013
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Description 

The Yellowjacket Boulderfield may be even more impressive than the Yellowjacket Boulder itself. This rock extends from the summit of Bald Knob, down the hill for hundreds of yards.

The rock on these boulders is similar to what is found at the Davis Boulders. It's crystally, and pretty devoid of holds. The concentration of problems is much higher than Davis, and there's definitely more potential for new stuff. Like the Davis Boulders, the Yellowjacket Area has a great diversity of problems. From scary highballs to one-move sit starts, this area has something for everyone.

We are working on a map of this complex area and will post one shortly.


Getting There 

Follow directions like you're heading to the Yellowjacket Boulder. When you reach the first good-sized boulder in the stream, head left, across the stream and diagonal slightly uphill. In about one minute, you'll see the Log Boulder. About three minutes past that, you'll come to the bottom of the Skyfall Area, which is a jumble of boulders. Beyond that, is The Hive. Above The Hive, you'll see the Pillars.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.7 miles from here

39 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',3],['V2-3',19],['V4-5',13],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Yellowjacket Boulderfield:
Logarithm    V1 5     Boulder   The First Boulders : Log Boulder
Pop Goes the Weasel   V2 5+     Boulder   Skyfall
Skeksis General   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 15'   Dark Crystal Area : The Dark Crystal Boulder
Log Splitter   V3 6A     Boulder   The First Boulders : Log Boulder
Thank You for Holding   V3-4 6A+     Boulder   The Hive : Holds Boulder
Punch to the Face   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Skyfall
Hatchet   V4 6B     Boulder   The First Boulders : Log Boulder
Some Nights   V5 6C     Boulder   The Hive : The Fun Boulder
The Hangover   V5 6C     Boulder   Skyfall
The Steepness   V6 7A     Boulder   Skyfall
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Finishing Thank You for Holding

Thank You for Holding V3-4 6A+  NH : Waterville Valley : ... : Holds Boulder
Start on a low right sidepull and left crimp and boulder up and left along the fun sloping rail to a relatively juggy top out. The line of choice on this boulder: you'll be glad you held on!...[more]   Browse More Classics in NH

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By Jay Knower
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From: Campton, NH
Sep 16, 2013
Here's a video of bouldering in the Hive and Skyfall areas. Problems are Some Nights, Catfish, The Squeeze, and The Hangover.


By Jay Knower
Administrator
From: Campton, NH
Dec 2, 2013
Here's another video of some problems in the boulderfield. Problems include: Logarithm, Logsplitter, Hatchet, The Steepness, Punch to the Face, Don't Jump!, Some Nights, Thank You for Holding, Hold Your Horses, Variance, Pop Goes the Weasel, and First Impressions.