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Shared By: J Beta on Dec 20, 2006
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Description

The Black Jack Boulder is the largest boulder in the area. This condominium-sized hunk of schist sits behind the Umbrella Boulder and sports one of New Hampshire's best cracks.

The Black Jack Crack (5.10d) can be clearly seen from the main trail through the boulders. Other lines, some route-length, climb up the various faces, but 9 out of 10 climbers who climb on this boulder are keen on the crack.

Getting There

Follow the main trail through the Black Jack Boulders. Find the biggest boulder. This is it.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Black Jack Boulder

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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b V2 5+
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Black Jack Crack
Trad, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Black Jack Crack
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b V2 5+ Trad, Boulder
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matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
I have always been curious does anyone know why those old bolts are on the boulder (on the face that faces Umbrella Boulder), there doesn't seem to be a possible climb anywhere near the bolts? Oct 18, 2009
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
from what i understand there was a practice aid climb that went up there but that seems to be a strange spot for such a thing... there was also a toprope line that started as for Suicide Kings and went way right, past those bolts and up... holds have broken on that one i think... Oct 19, 2009
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
a practice aid line.... seems odd, i have always thought someone had bolted it thinking it was possible and it wasnt but those also seem like likely possibilities. Oct 19, 2009
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
the bolts are so old that they wouldnt have thought that was a doable line... since its pretty much blank... Oct 20, 2009