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Hueco Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Parking Lot Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Power Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Elevation: -2 ft
GPS: 43.165, -70.593 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ladd on Apr 20, 2007
Admins: Ladd, Robert Hall, Jonathan Steitzer
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Description

This collection of seaside boulders is only enjoyable during low tide. Many enjoyable problems exist here, but watch out for the wet, slippery and sometimes treacherous landings. Most of the topouts are low (10ft-ish) and solid.

If you have never been to Nubble and live anywhere near there, if can be an enjoyable escape from Pawtuckaway bugs and the Pawtuckaway approach.

Getting There

Drive along Route 1 north from NH, enter Maine, pass Long Sands beach and you will see the lighthouse on the oceanside. Take a smal side street east and park in the lighthouse parking area. This is apopular tourist spot.

The bouldering exists below the level of the parking lot; just walk towards the sea.

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Tyler Quesnel   Eliot
A note on accessing 'private land': A quick Google search and it seems that Maine gives property rights from the mean low tide in to the property owner. This is in contradiction to most other states where the land between high and low tide is protected by the state. Apr 9, 2015
"ACCESS NOTE: I was just at the parking lot boulders. The hueco and wave boulders are farther up the coast past where some jackass has spray painted "PRIVATE" on the rocks. I would have gone up there to check them out but a wedding was going on and I didn't want to be a dick by getting in the background of all their photos."

caesar.salad, The owner of the cottages that run along the North Shore Area owns up to the high water mark. If you travel between the high tide mark and the water you should be okay, they probably will yell at you but as far as I know they don't have any legal right to. Most of the boulders are in the surf zone anyways. Jun 28, 2013
caesar.salad
earth
caesar.salad   earth
The rock here is SUPER SHARP. landings are sketchy as hell. I highly recommend a spotter. It's not the best bouldering in the world, but halfway decent if you don't want to drive far. Some of the routes are pretty interesting though. It is worth a look if you live in the area. I will definitely be going back.

ACCESS NOTE: I was just at the parking lot boulders. The hueco and wave boulders are farther up the coast past where some jackass has spray painted "PRIVATE" on the rocks. I would have gone up there to check them out but a wedding was going on and I didn't want to be a dick by getting in the background of all their photos. Jun 9, 2013
Grady Jackson
Cape Elizabeth, Maine
Grady Jackson   Cape Elizabeth, Maine
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AWinters   NH  
Don't expect much in the way of climbing when you come here. Pretty disappointing. Though being on the ocean is nice... Aug 21, 2011
Patrick Feeney
hartland vt
Patrick Feeney   hartland vt
does anyone know of any bouldering in Bangor,I am going up there next month for a tattoo show,anyone that can help.i am gonna check out this spot though. Mar 15, 2011
I met a dude there who was in his sixties and he said they had a circuit there to train for routes on cannon in the 70's. Feb 20, 2010
Peter Beal
Boulder Colorado
Peter Beal   Boulder Colorado
As nice as it would have been to say I did all the problems BITD, I have never climbed at Nubble Feb 3, 2010
andyscott
Massachusetts
andyscott   Massachusetts
I was introduced to this area by Mike Veazy who has been really involved in the area. We have discussed many of the routes that are on here. Mike has almost every single boulder problem at the nubble posted on rockclimbing.com. Feb 2, 2010
john strand
southern colo
john strand   southern colo
You may want to contact Peter Beal about this area. I'm pretty sure he did a lot of stuff in the area. Feb 1, 2010

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