Dumplington Hill (The Dump) Climbing
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Description"The Dump" is one of Southern New Hampshires 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 ThereTake 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Dumplington Hill (The Dump)
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