Exeter Bouldering Climbing
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|Shared By:||Christian Prellwitz on Jul 31, 2015|
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DescriptionThe bucolic town of Exeter is home to the best coffee shop in NH (in my opinion), some great restaurants and the prestigious Phillips Exeter Academy. It also happens to have some really great boulders hidden throughout the woods that have remained relatively off the grid for most Northeast climbers. Most of the climbing tends to be in the v0-v5 range, but there are also a number of really fantastic climbs in the v6-v8 range, as well as one of the most amazing projects left in the Northeast. In total, there are probably about 150-200 problems in the area.
Most of the climbing tends to be concentrated in the Henderson-Swasey Town Forest, south of Route 101, though there are a dozen or so blocks located just north of Route 101 as well.
The climbing has a similar feel to Pawtuckaway, particularly Blair Woods, though I would argue that the granite is of a noticeably higher quality. While there are several highball blocks out there, most of the boulders can be safely protected with a single pad.
Mike Veazey and Ri Fahnestock (and many others I'm sure) played a large role in developing these areas and they have created hand drawn topos to virtually every boulder in the area. The map that Ri has submitted will easily get you to any of the blocks that you're interested in.
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