The Dugout Bouldering
|GPS:||43.039, -71.486 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||lee hansche on Aug 23, 2008|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall|
DescriptionI discovered this spot in the late winter about a year and a half ago... When i would drive down Hackett Hill Road i could see a line of rocks that ran down a powerline and in to the woods... As spring hit i went out there and found a few nice problems that needed to be dug out of snow and a good bit of dirt and moss on top (hence the name)... Most of the lines are steep and fun and moderate with nice top outs at 8 to 10 feet high... Landings are good but bring a pad... there is a limited amount of rock with maybe 10 to 12 problems possible and only a few hard ones... this spot is perfect for a begining boulderer or a local looking for a quick session...
I don't put a whole lot of energy in to bouldering these days so i have only cleaned lines up to about V2... there is potential for a couple of cool powerful problems on steep rock...
I will post photos and problem descriptions soon...
Getting ThereFrom exit 7 on 293 head north on rt 3A for a couple miles... At a light take a left on to Hackett Hill Rd... Go under a bridge, past a fire dept. on the left... then look for a big empty parking lot on the left with an old broken basketball hoop, the lot is hard to see when the trees have leaves... If you cant see the lot pull in to a drive at a sign that says JPSA pull in to the old lot on your left... Park in this lot...When the trees are bare You will see a powerline cut a few hundred yards away with some junky rocks a steam runs between you and the rocks...
you can walk a road next to the parking lot so you don't have to jump the stream... If you take this way just cross the stream on the road and just before a gate across the road look for a faint trail on the left heading to the problems... there are maybe 4 different boulders half sticking out of the small hill side... you can see them all from the trail...
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