Concord Quarries DWS Climbing
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|Shared By:||lee hansche on Jul 23, 2009|
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DescriptionNo we are not in Spain the land of pristine sea cliffs ripe for climbing... We are in New Hampshire, so when it comes to DWS (deep water soloing) we take what we can get... The quarries in the hills of concord are known more as a party spot for sketchy characters than for climbing but there is climbing to be had for sure...
There are 2 water filled quarries that i spent a lot of time at in my younger years and have since revisited and climbed on bit... The Little Quarry and the Big Quarry (i know, nice names) neither are fully legal to use as far as i know but if you just don't do anything to silly no one will bother you... The climbs at the little quarry are bouldering sized from 5-15 feet... At the big quarry you are looking at up to at least 40 feet for the higher ones...
Is it great rock? No... Is it pretty? No... Is it fun? HELL YES!!! i just love climbing and getting to fall in to water...
So WARNING!!! watch out for broken glass!!! Watch out for sketchy locals!!! Watch out for rocks below the water line!!! for the most part the falls are safe but it should go with out saying that you need to check the falls and don't assume anything...
Getting ThereThe crux is where to park as all the good spots are posted no parking or no trespassing... Being a concord local i've got my spots but im not sure of the best way to get in to the trails legally... There are trails all over the area for walking and mountain biking... check out the map on this page and then figure your approach... the powerline trails are best... Let us know if you go there and find a good parking area and ill do the same... I used to park at the Jefferson Financial building and follow the powerlines from there but they have recently posted no trespassing signs... its a good way to go if you dont mind risking it...
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