Elevation: 665 ft
GPS: 43.799, -71.797 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Ladd on Apr 9, 2010
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
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Description

Collection of many quality, schist problems right next to the road 5 minutes from Rumney's main parking area.

The must do in my opinion is Welcome Crack and it is just stellar, Walk up the hill, cross the rock wall throw down your pad and climb the obvious crack to 18foot height at V1, it climbs like a route and you'll be sad when it is over.

Getting There

When driving into the village of Rumney from Route 25, instead of taking a left onto Buffalo Rd towards the crags, turn right onto Quincy Rd. Drive a couple minutes and large boulders beside the road will be obvious. There is a 15ft tall boulder on the south side of the road almost in the road, it always has chalk on it, this is your marker. The rest of the problems are on the north side of the road.

Important: Park well off the road, look both ways when crossing and don't hang out in or close by the edge of the road! It is dangerous and really pisses off the locals, to the point where the town has seriously considered blowing up the EDCL boulder. Be good neighbors!

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Pound

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 49
Pine Tree Crack
Boulder
V0 4
 38
Hemlock Crack
Boulder
V1- 5-
 46
Quincy Market
Boulder
V1 5
 57
Pound Crack
Boulder
V1 5
 26
Super Chalk
Boulder
V1 5
 44
Front and Center
Boulder
V2 5+
 44
EDCL
Boulder
V3 6A
 4
West End
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 32
Crimp Ladder
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 54
The Whale's Tail
Boulder
V5 6C
 19
Whale Calling Condor
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 20
Randy Moss
Boulder
V6- 7A
 37
Smoke and Mirrors
Boulder
V9 7C
 6
Hardman Dentist
Boulder
V12 8A+
 3
B-Boy Stance
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pine Tree Crack Barn Door Boulder
 49
V0 4 Boulder
Hemlock Crack Barn Door Boulder
 38
V0 4 Boulder
Quincy Market Stone Wall Boulder
 46
V1- 5- Boulder
Pound Crack Pound Crack Boulder
 57
V1 5 Boulder
Super Chalk Stone Wall Boulder
 26
V1 5 Boulder
Front and Center Stone Wall Boulder
 44
V1 5 Boulder
EDCL EDCL Boulder
 44
V2 5+ Boulder
West End Pound Crack Boulder
 4
V3 6A Boulder
Crimp Ladder Barn Door Boulder
 32
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
The Whale's Tail Barn Door Boulder
 54
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Whale Calling Condor Barn Door Boulder
 19
V5 6C Boulder
Randy Moss Barn Door Boulder
 20
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Smoke and Mirrors Smoke & Mirrors Boulder
 37
V6- 7A Boulder
Hardman Dentist Pound Crack Boulder
 6
V9 7C Boulder
B-Boy Stance Pound Crack Boulder
 3
V12 8A+ Boulder
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matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
There is plenty more potential in this area, if you continue walking uphill there is a variety of boulders of different shapes and sizes that can be bouldered and if you continue up there is some potential for some hard bolted routes. The boulders in this area get neglected because the falls are scary but with enough spotters and pads there could be a lot of quality stuff up here.

Also if you were to walk east past the Stone Wall Boulder and Smoke and Mirrors Boulder, away from the main pound section, there are a lot of little boulders that are great for beginners if they got a little more attention, my friend Alex coined this Munchkin Land due to the fact that they are relatively short problems. Jan 3, 2009
matthewWallace
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
A HUGE thanks to Jay for reorganizing The Pound by boulder!

Also I have written the descriptions for each boulder, if anyone has anything they think I should add to a description for any boulders please put it in the comments and I will gladly add the info in. Apr 9, 2010
Matt Marchand
Coventry, CT/Plymouth, NH
Matt Marchand   Coventry, CT/Plymouth, NH
I found a cool line high up on the hillside the other day. Its comes out of a cave on a pretty steep face and tops out on good holds. The landings a little sketcy but all and all it was a fun climb, definitely worth checking out. Follow the trail up past the established hillside boulder to the top of the hill and turn right after about 30 yards you see a look out back towards rumney rocks with some exposed rock. The cave is inbetween two boulders. Climbs from left to right. Oct 9, 2013
Tim Waystrong
New Hampshire
Tim Waystrong   New Hampshire
I found a New England bouldering guide book right next to Tweekers at the pound the other day. If anyone has lost this let me know and I can get it to you. May 22, 2014
Jake Perry
Concord, NH
Jake Perry   Concord, NH
There is an 80lb mountain lion in the area

So a friend and I were climbing here sunday night and the owner of the land behind the pound stopped by and let us know that there is a mountain lion in the area. It likes hanging out around the top of the hill and attacks turkeys that have been coming through the area. He said that it will go after light, so be careful with headlamps. He also let us know that if you have a speaker going or are just being loud then it won't bother you. Just thought I'd let people know. Jan 17, 2017
M Sprague
New England
M Sprague   New England  
What I want to know is how the guy weighed the thing. I had a hard enough time trying to stand on the scale holding a wiggling 80 lb Samoyed;) Thanks for the heads up. Might be worth posting in the eastern states forum. Jan 17, 2017
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
I can't find "Welcome Crack" which is something the page writer references as the best line here. Am I missing something? Thanks. Jul 5, 2017
Ian McAfee
Concord, NH
Ian McAfee   Concord, NH
I think by "Welcome Crack" Ladd meant "Pound Crack", judging from the description. Pound Crack is amazing! Jul 5, 2017