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Ancients, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Axis Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Barn Door Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 30 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 30
EDCL Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Hill Side 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Munchkin Land 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Pound Crack Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Prow Wow Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Ship's Prow Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Skip and Sandy Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Smoke and Mirrors Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Stone Wall Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12

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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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