"The Dump" is one of Southern New Hampshire’s lost and forgotten Crags. No, this is not a major climbing destination, but if someone is looking for a crag to get away from the crowds, a quick workout after work, doesn't want to drive/hike into Pawtuckaway or up north this is your spot.

The Dump is a short crag that runs parallel to an old rail line, used for access, which sits high up on the side of Dumplington Hill. It ranges in height from 12' to 50' and offers a wide range of climbing from 5.5 to 5.12. Most of the lines are stiff for their grades but fun nonetheless.
All the lines have been either lead on gear, TR and possibly soloed. All the gear lines have gone free expect for one aide line. Some of the lines make for some spice boulder problems Vs gear/TR routes.

Ethics of the crag is no bolting or pins.

NOTE: Mack Johnson, who cleaned and FA'd a number of the routes here writes: " I found The Dump here on MP and am thrilled that the area is getting use, and that the traditional style of the cliff has been maintained. John Godfrey showed me the cliff when I lived in southern New Hampshire in the 1980's. At the time I was what is now called a "trad" climber..., and the "Dump" was developed in headpoint style (long before that term existed too).

... [routes and problems were] scrubbed and cleaned ...thoroughly on rappel,then [we] tried to lead without rehearsal. Bagels and Locks ,Riplash, Stone Zoo and Bruisemaster were FAed in this way. Some were scrubbed and TRed, then led later.
" [Note added 11/8/16, R Hall NH-Admin.]

Getting There

Take 101 to ext 6 to Raymond, take a left onto RT 27/107. Proceed to Langford Rd. Turn left on this road, travel until you come to to Depot rd. Take a left and drive for about a 1/2 mile till you come to an old railroad crossing. Parking is on the right.

From the parking lot walk left along the railroad bed for about a 1/2 mile (20minutes), you'll be able to see the crag from the rail bed and you'll see a faint tail joining the rail bed at about this time. Walk up hill and your at the Left End of the Crag.

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
5th of November
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
5th of November Main Cliff
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Bruisemaster Bruisemasters block
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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Jeffrey LeCours
New Hampshire
Jeffrey LeCours   New Hampshire  
!!! Now EVERYONE will visit The Dump... lol Jun 9, 2013
Travis Dustin
Hollis, NH
Travis Dustin   Hollis, NH
There goes the neighborhood! J/K!! A good little place to get in a few climbs close to home! Jun 19, 2013
Newmarket, NH
nhclimber   Newmarket, NH
Descent little crag. Great, if you consider the location and distance from everywhere in southern nh. It's great change of pace from p-way, stone house, and the southern Maine crags. Some really good existing lines, TONS of potential if that is your thing. Minimal bugs. The crag needs a little tlc and traffic. Jul 23, 2013
Travis Dustin
Hollis, NH
Travis Dustin   Hollis, NH
The bolts on Zach Attack and the hang have been chopped! Aug 5, 2014
The bolts have been removed after talking to the First Ascent members. They were fine with leaving the top anchors in but seeing that both lines Zach Attack and The Hang were both done on gear, on the FA, that they didn't need bolts. Aug 6, 2014
Newmarket, NH
nhclimber   Newmarket, NH
Bolts next to crack=chopped Aug 6, 2014
The rock quality here is generally excellent, at times resembling the granite on the Swirley boulder. May 26, 2016