The "Lost" Boulder Climbing
|GPS:||41.617, -71.766 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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|Shared By:||Dana Seaton on Sep 20, 2010|
|Admins:||M Sprague, Joe M.|
DescriptionGood sized bloc of varying heights and amazing rock quality; beautiful slopers, incut flakes and perfect texture. Originally found by Dana Seaton and Mike Galoob in 1999 after getting lost in the woods. Problems range from v1 to v11. Note - this is a superb boulder so has gotten some attention by exuberant groups. Though it may seem you are way out in the woods by yourself due to the long indirect approach, you are actually well within earshot of a residence. Please keep your noise level to a minimum and leave the boulder cleaned of tickmarks. If you do your part to rake the leaves off the top it will help for a dry visit the next time too. This boulder is on DEM land, but a private property border is just up the trail. (see comments below)
This boulder is best visited during the prime cool dry season, as it can get very buggy and jungle like feeling in the heat of Summer
Getting ThereDrive west on Rt 165 past Mt. Tom and take a right on to Escoheag Hill Rd. (turns into Hazard Rd.) Drive approximately 3 miles, passing Stepping stone Ranch and the Rod and Gun Club. At the bottom of a hill park at the large dirt pull off with a gate on the right. Follow a dirt track across the open space, that believe it or not used to be the parking area for the old Pine Top ski area, to link up with the blue blazed North South trail, heading south. Look for a small rapid on the left that opens into a small pond. Cross the stream just upstream from the pond and hike away from it, bearing to the right some (sort of widely circling the pond) You may have to bushwhack a little. If you see the faint remains of a log skidding trail, follow that. A few minutes from the stream you should run into a small fire trail. Take a right on the fire trail another few minutes and look for the looming block on the right. map
Note - things change, but currently (spring 2015) there is a small bridge ~ 100 ft. upstream from the pond that is very helpful for getting across. You can short cut to it by keeping an eye out for an almost climbable sized boulder off to the left of the blue blazed trail as you are hiking in. Hike over to it and then down to the stream.
Classic Climbing Routes at The "Lost" Boulder
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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