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Routes in The Gem Boulders

60 Grit V4 6B
Bank Heist V3 6A
Cops V4 6B
Cue the Crickets V6 7A
Fat Possum, The V8 7B
Jailbird V2 5+
Mental Case V4 6B
Missing Link V5- 6C
Mr. Sketchy V6 7A
Problem Child V3 6A
Robbers V5 6C
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Description

There are three main boulders here. The first boulder you reach after bushwhacking is the Diamond Boulder which has the problems Cops, Robbers, Bank Heist, and Jailbird. The second boulder is about 30 feet straight ahead and is called the Emerald Boulder. It has the problems Missing Link and Mr. Sketchy. The third boulder is about 10 feet further and is called the Ruby Boulder. It is the tallest and has the problems 60 Grit, Cue the Crickets and Problem Child on it.

Getting There

Descend down the trail towards the Stone Tower Boulders for about 45 seconds and break left into the woods, maintaining the same elevation and bushwhack about 150 to 200 feet to find these boulders. Found by the legendary boulder hound Bob Parrott..., these gems are off the beaten path!

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Gem Boulders

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V6 7A
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Cue the Crickets
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V8 7B
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The Fat Possum
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cue the Crickets
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V6 7A Boulder
The Fat Possum
 4
V8 7B Boulder
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andyscott
Massachusetts
andyscott   Massachusetts
A good landmark to use when finding these boulders is a small chossy boulder, about ten feet tall, with no real lines on it that you can see from the trail off to the left. When you see this boulder, it is the correct time to break left and start bushwacking. Oct 18, 2010
Eric Heiden
Derry, NH
Eric Heiden   Derry, NH
Do these directions start from the parking lot, or the stone tower? If from the tower, is the trail you break left from the one you take to get to the Stone Tower boulder? (with The Buttermilker, etc?) Does anyone have any photography references to go by? Nov 23, 2012
JChepes
West Ossipee, NH
JChepes   West Ossipee, NH
These directions start from the tower. I think you walk past The Buttermilker for a ways (45secs), the blocks are somewhere in on your left. Nice problems with a bit of seclusion, possibly contributing to their elusiveness. Nov 23, 2012
Dan Pfistner
BEVERLY, MA
Dan Pfistner   BEVERLY, MA
Bushwhacked around a little today, eventually finding these blocks. The problems 60 Grit and Cue the Crickets look great, but have a somewhat sketchy landing. I'd say they are best left for a day when you have a couple/few pads and spotters.

Following the quasi-herd-path back to the trail, I popped out directly across from the stone tower boulder after coming through a sunny opening with some broken rock, followed by a stand of young white birches. I also realized that these blocks are close to the trail that runs straight past the stone tower itself. There may be a simpler way to get to them from there. Apr 19, 2014

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