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Routes in Hillside (aka Summit Boulder Area)

A Boy And His Dog V3 6A
A River Runs Through It V3 6A
Beavers Attack From Above V0 4
Black Fly TR 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c
Bloody Bath Water V7-8 7B
Blue Skied Moon V7-8 7B
Boulder-Rama T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Brother John V3 6A
Butt Slap V2 5+
Cast Away V2-3 5+
Center Chimney T,TR 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Comrad V5 6C
Cough Syrup V8 7B
Drive By V0+ 4+
EZ's Problem V5 6C
Ethnic Cleansing V6-7 7A+
Ethnic Cleansing Sit V8-9 7B+
Fido V5 6C
Fido Low V6- 7A
Flower Child V5 6C
Flower Power V3 6A
Flower Traverse V2 5+
Free Base T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ghetto Knowledge V8-9 7B+
Gums (aka Timex) V3-4 6A+
Inside Corner TR 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c V2 5+
Italian Stallion V7 7A+
Jinx V3 6A
John's Problem V4 6B
Josh's Dilemna V1 5
Left Chimney TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Locomotive Breath T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Mantlepiece V1 5
Mayonnaise V6 7A
Miracle Whip V5 6C
Motherf***er V6 7A
Near Life V2 5+
Obstacle Crack T,TR 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Outside Corner T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b V1 5
Pit, The V8-9 7B+ PG13
Professor Booty V9 7C
Right Chimney T,TR 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
River Project, The V10-11 8A
Roadside Chimney T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Rusty Mustad V0 4
Sally V0 4
Sally Sat Down V4 6B
Sand Wedge V3- 6A
Seeing Red V3- 6A
Sneaker Problem V1 5
Snicker V4 6B
Snicker-Doodle V8 7B
Tabasco T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Under The Box V2 5+
Welcome to the Fold V5 6C
With Confidence V2 5+
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Rarely if ever crowded, there is a fine collection of problems/routes here that for the most part don't get any attention as people walk by from Round Pond to Boulder Natural. As with the rest of the park, these boulders/crags are granite, and most of them are in the shade, with the exception of Lakeside Crag, which can be fully climbable in the middle of winter. There are a variety of highball boulder problems as well as lowballs, and a scattering of toprope/trad climbs on the cliffs ranging from easy 5.3 chimney/crack climbs to hard 5.13 face climbs.

Getting There

From the Horse Farm parking, just walk down towards Round Pond. The first massive boulder on the right before you hit the Pond is the Mir Boulder (aka Roadside Chimney Boulder). There is an info booth just to the right. From Round Pond parking, just cross the stream on the left and you'll see the boulders (Three Chimney Area aka Tin Can Alley) and Lakeside Crag.

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Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
this is the place by round pond right? the place that has a problem right behind the entry sign and it starts in a little cave almost? Mar 14, 2008
Bangor, ME
BDalhaus   Bangor, ME  
that's the place... if you stand in front of the sign and look up the hill, the monster boulder is the Summit Boulder Mar 25, 2008
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
and good cracks? Mar 25, 2008
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
I think this area is in the need of better organization. The Hillside Boulders and Tin Can Alley seem like they could use their own section and sub divisions withing those.

The Hillside boulders should be broken down by rope climbs and boulder problems and Tin Can Alley should be broken up by the three areas inside that area.

This is just something I was noticing while looking up a few problems in this area. This is how the guidebook is broken down and i think it would be more conducive to searching for people not familair with the area. Sep 22, 2011
Eric Heiden
Derry, NH
Eric Heiden   Derry, NH
Is there any possibility of somebody drawing up a map to these problems, or even a sketch? Any photos of these problems with a little more context of where they are would be helpful as well.

I really would like to try some of these climbs but if you don't know where the trail to upper cliff is or know where Locomotive Breathe is it seems like a lot of these are hard to find. Specifically: Flower Child, Flower Power, Gums, Mayonnaise, Motherf***er, Snicker, Seeing Red, Welcome to the Fold, and Comrad. Oct 25, 2012

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