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Blair Woods

New Hampshire > Pawtuckaway

Description

High quality moderates and super hard problems are abundant in the woods.

Things that aren't abundant in the woods: Crowds...

You will know that you have made it when you cross a small stone wall and see the trail split left and right. To your left will be the Hero Block, straight ahead/right leads to many problems but at the end is the warm-up area, the scoop area and General Lee V2. If go straight and then take a right you will be on your way down to the Swirley Boulder area.

Farthest away from the entrance you will find the Warm-up Boulders, a collection of boulders with 6 or so V0ish problems and a few V2s and even a few V6s. Most climbers start their day here, and then go their separate ways around the circle trail that goes through the woods and passes the majority of the boulders.

Getting There

Rt. 156 to Deerfield Rd. go 1.95 miles make a left a boat ramp sign, park in lot. cross bridge and take immediate right then take your first left at the peak of the first (very)short hill, enjoy! (5min approach)
You will then arrive at a junction. Go left to the Hero block. Go right to Warm-up Area and the Swirley Boulder.

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Crimping a tiny nubbin while trying to top out "Dirty Frown", a V4 in the Warmup area.  Photo by Lee Hansche (sp?)
[Hide Photo] Crimping a tiny nubbin while trying to top out "Dirty Frown", a V4 in the Warmup area. Photo by Lee Hansche (sp?)
A beautiful water snake at the boat launch.
[Hide Photo] A beautiful water snake at the boat launch.
This sign means a good day of bouldering is ahead of me :)<br>
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Photo by Seth Hamel.
[Hide Photo] This sign means a good day of bouldering is ahead of me :) Photo by Seth Hamel.
Crankin'. Photo by Seth Hamel.
[Hide Photo] Crankin'. Photo by Seth Hamel.
Entering Blair Woods.<br>
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Seth Hamel Photo.
[Hide Photo] Entering Blair Woods. Seth Hamel Photo.
Unknown Line
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The Bridge to Terabithia...
[Hide Photo] The Bridge to Terabithia...
The unique forest around the Swirley Boulder.<br>
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Photo by Seth Hamel.
[Hide Photo] The unique forest around the Swirley Boulder. Photo by Seth Hamel.
the old bridge, its still safe :)<br>
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Photo by Seth Hamel.
[Hide Photo] the old bridge, its still safe :) Photo by Seth Hamel.
Welcome to Blair Woods
[Hide Photo] Welcome to Blair Woods

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
[Hide Comment] I dont know this area well but it seems to me that if someone did it would benefit all if it got split up by boulder. Just a thought though :) Feb 18, 2010
nhclimber
Newmarket, NH
[Hide Comment] I agree, i know this area by sight not by names. On any given day out there i have no idea what I'm on, not that it really matters. But for curiosity's sake. I would volunteer but i have no idea! Feb 18, 2010
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
[Hide Comment] Question: Behind the Trailside Boulder is another boulder, does anyone know the routes that are on this? looks like and arete problem and a slab problem. I could be wrong about the types of problems but this boulder is directly uphill from the Trailside Boulder. Mar 11, 2010
nhclimber
Newmarket, NH
[Hide Comment] The 'arete' traverse on the left side is great with a couple cruxes, v2ish and on the other side coming out of the cave there is a crack v2ish. There are a bunch (5-6) of great problems on the main large boulder, from 5.7 highballs to v3/v4 harder problems. I just broke a hold off one of these the other day. Mar 11, 2010
[Hide Comment] Hey, if your facing All Purpose on the valley boulder there's another boulder about 40 feet behind you. What is that / what's the route up the middle? Aug 17, 2010
BDalhaus
Bangor, ME
[Hide Comment] Pinkerton Aug 18, 2010
[Hide Comment] thanks for organizing! Nov 22, 2010
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
[Hide Comment] vimeo.com/51642805
Here's a video I made during my last three days in New Hampshire before heading back to my home in Colorado. I spent them enjoying the crisp conditions (in between bouts of rain) at Pawtuckaway, specifically Blair Woods. Problems shown are: 'Fuck The Method' (v6/7), Damn The Man (v7/8), Jeremy's Sick Crimps (v9??), Ball Doctor (v5 ), Pimp Juice (v5) and Pinkerton (v4). Enjoy! Oct 17, 2012
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
[Hide Comment] vimeo.com/78375643


A short video from blair Nov 2, 2013
[Hide Comment] Anybody know anything about a couple boulder? that is about a mile to a mile and quarter down the Fundy Trail? There are two boulders, one with a really nice overhanging face with some in-cut crimps and a jug by the lip. Mar 7, 2016
[Hide Comment] A video of me sending Damn the Man (v7/8), The Rose (v7), and a variation of Burt Gives Blowjobs that skips the cruxy top out and traverses left into B-Becka (v4/5). I did the real problem next session.
m.youtube.com/watch?v=Scjq-tjETiQ Jul 26, 2016
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
[Hide Comment] Graham, I see you were out here over the weekend, did they plow the access road to the boat launch this year? Jan 17, 2017
Alec Woolley
Allenstown
[Hide Comment] The road to the boat launch never officially closes in the Winter, it just doesn't get maintained. It gets used by snowmobiles and trucks with some good winter tires throughout the season. That means that even if the snow melts, it will remain icy for a while.I have seen many cars stuck down there throughout the years. Best bet in winter is to just park alongside the road as long as your car isn't still in the road...or just go to the other areas to climb if those spots are taken. Jan 17, 2017