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Elevation: 131 ft
GPS: 42.995, -70.968 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tighe B on Jan 9, 2013
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall
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This rock is located just beyond the tree line behind the Rinks at Exeter, so it gets some sunlight but not much throughout the day. The rock quality is great and the boulder offers plenty of awesome routes with a wide range of difficulty. Some routes could use some cleaning but all in all it looks great.

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40 Industrial Drive Exeter, NH. Behind the building of the ice rink there is a faint foot path moving over some crumbly boulders. The rock is a very short walk down that trail and is visible through the trees. See map

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Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
Is here just this one boulder out here or are the other options too? Jan 13, 2013
Tighe B  
Just this boulder, but its pretty big. There are a lot of routes yet to be posted. Jan 13, 2013
Spencer Nowak
Dover, NH
Spencer Nowak   Dover, NH
There are actually several medium-sized boulders along the trails in the Henderson-Swasey town forest. I haven't seen them without snow, but I'd bet at least a few of them have route potential. Jan 15, 2013
Lakewood, Colorado
JEC   Lakewood, Colorado
We did about half a dozen obvious lines there one day last summer. Most everything was chalked so there is clearly some traffic.
To my knowledge the climbing the prow in the photo from directly below is an open project that has shut down some strong climbers. It will go but somewhere between V-hard and V-silly over a spicy landing. Jan 15, 2013
Tighe B  
I have spent some time wandering around the Henderson-Swasey forest also, as well the the Oakland town forest on the other side of the highway. Last week in the Oakland trails I found one rock in particular with some really great looking finger cracks as well as some pretty daunting face routes. looking forward to spending some more time out there soon. Jan 18, 2013
this boulder and some of the swasey boulders were climbed in the mid eighties, fort rock also has some pretty good bouldering as well. If i were you guys I would look down the street from fort rock where the bridge passes over 101 both sides of 101 heading west, there is some pretty awesome stuff out there. Feb 12, 2013
Brunt Tornton
Brunt Tornton   NH-->OR
I climbed and took pictures of a half dozen boulders at fort rock today. There is definitely more to do out there, and the stuff I did get on was way fun. Wondering if there should be a page for Exeter and make the "rinks boulder" a sub category. Nov 19, 2013
Hey all-

i suppose someone would have posted this stuff up eventually. Mike Veazey has compiled a guide for almost all the boulder in the Exeter area and I (Ri) have taken to slowly putting them into a legitimate format. I'll post the jpg for the Exeter boulder and if you ask nice I may eventually get around to posting the others up as well. Until then contact me through MP or New England reSoul if you want info or a tour. Apr 17, 2014
Also- this is generally just known as "The Exeter Boulder" Apr 17, 2014
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
Cool! I've explored a little out there but never got around to climbing anything... definitely write something up on it Jul 30, 2015
Rich Brereton
Pownal, ME
Rich Brereton   Pownal, ME
Has the prow project gotten done yet? Jun 3, 2016
Jake Perry
Concord, NH
Jake Perry   Concord, NH
Rich, as far as I'm aware, it hasn't gone yet. The landing is not great either. I could be wrong though, but I imagine it must be damn hard (v12-13+). Jun 3, 2016

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