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Elevation: 251 ft 77 m
GPS: 43.00465, -71.46336
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Shared By: M Sprague on Aug 23, 2015
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The Monadnock Region and Southeast / Seacoast climbing areas now have their own sections! *Pawtuckaway is still reachable from the NH homepage.

Southern NH holds some pretty cool climbing, it just tends to be smaller and wide spread. Mini-cliffs and small pockets of boulders exist in nearly every town, they range from sweet hidden gems to chunks of stone nearly worth developing but more likely to be "discovered" by each new generation of climbers and forgotten about.

A few quality standouts include the impressive but neglected Rock Rimmon in Manchester. 100 feet high and home to over 60 routes, mostly on the easier side of the scale. I am convinced that if it were in a wilderness area this would be one of the most popular beginner crags in NH and it's more difficult routes would receive the attention they deserve. As it is, the urban residents have effectively claimed it as their own.

Dumplingtown Hill (The Dump) is a place I have never climbed but I have gone once or twice to look around. As i type this im once again wondering why I have never climbed there, Force of habit perhaps? It's granite cliffs and boulders are like those of pawtuckaway but without the crowds.

The more you explore the smaller areas in the southern part of the state the more you will see that it isn't always necessary to drive an hour or more to get some good cragging. We are in a state that holds plenty of options for a quick after work session. If you aren't near any of the areas listed above simply step off the beaten path... This is the granite state after all.

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Boston has a major airport, and most of the areas in the Southern & Seacoast Region are within 2 hrs drive. Manchester has a fairly large airport and is very centrally located to most of areas in the Southern & Seacoast Region. Portland, Maine also has a commercial airport, slightly less service than Manchester, but may be closer to many NH areas than Boston, and it is also far less of a hassle than the virtually downtown Logan in Boston.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Merrimack Valley

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3
 7
Lithomancy
Boulder
V0 4
 11
The Golden Nikes
Boulder
V1 5
 11
Timeline
Boulder
V1-2 5
 6
Vital Slab
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 10
Guilded Fleece
Boulder
V3 6A
 11
Coyotes
Boulder
V4 6B
 6
The Worcester Mill
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 7
Cross My Heart
Boulder
V7 7A+
 11
Tears Of A Lone Wolf
Boulder
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
 18
Tippy Toe
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 11
Angel Left
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 16
Powder Puff
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 12
Creatures Creation
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 12
The Devil
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V5 6C
 9
Bruisemaster
Trad, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Lithomancy Dumplingtown Hi… > 2. Dumplingtown… > 05. The Loft
 7
V-easy 3 Boulder
The Golden Nikes Clough SP > … > Movie Gallery > Darkness Falls Area
 11
V0 4 Boulder
Timeline Clough SP > … > Mammoth Rock Area > Mammoth Rock
 11
V1 5 Boulder
Vital Slab Clough SP > … > Buoy Area > Vitality Area
 6
V1-2 5 Boulder
Guilded Fleece Clough SP > … > Movie Gallery > Darkness Falls Area
 10
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Coyotes Clough SP > … > Lone Wolf Area > Lone Wolf Boulder
 11
V3 6A Boulder
The Worcester Mill Beaver Brook > Rocky Ridge Boulders
 6
V4 6B Boulder
Cross My Heart Pelham Tree Farm Boul…
 7
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
Tears Of A Lone Wolf Clough SP > … > Lone Wolf Area > Lone Wolf Boulder
 11
V7 7A+ Boulder
Tippy Toe Rock Rimmon > Tippy Toe Slabs (far…
 18
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R Trad
Angel Left Rock Rimmon > Right Side
 11
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Powder Puff Rock Rimmon > Left Side
 16
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Creatures Creation Rock Rimmon > Left Side
 12
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
The Devil Rock Rimmon > Central Section
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Bruisemaster Dumplingtown Hi… > 3. Dumplingtown… > 04. Bruisemasters Block
 9
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c V5 6C Trad, Boulder
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