Swamp Boulders Climbing
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|Shared By:||Dan Knisell on Oct 12, 2017|
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Description [Suggest Change]
Nice cluster of boulders and small cliff faces situated by a swamp. Gritty granite like the rest of them. Some choss. Shaded by trees in summer and nice filtered sunlight in fall. For the sake of not having a ton of sub areas I’ve lumped a rather large area together for the ease of posting. The first boulder you come across I call the welcome boulder (Raby Soldier/Rock Garden). The next area is what I call the treehouse boulder (Tree House/Bologna Skins/Dishes). Heading out and keeping the stream on your left you’ll come across a collection of smaller boulders and exposed rock face. This is the actual swamp boulders (Novocain/The Fridge/Warped Wall etc). There is more rock out here to be explored, cleaned and climbed. A couple clean v6-v8 (or harder) projects await. Feel free to get on them. Everything here is open. I want things to be sent. If it isn’t posted it hasn’t been climbed. Joey Bag O Donuts and Kid Chamelon are tough to find as they’re set back and away from swamp a bit. Explore. There’s lots to see out here. Potential for ice climbing here too. I know nothing about that but there’s one cliff face about 35 feet tall at around a 60° angle that ices over thickly in the winter.
Getting There [Suggest Change]
Park at trailhead. Walk past gate and take your first left onto a snowmobile trail aka Scabbard Mill trail. If you’ve reached a bridge with private property signs you’ve gone too far. Before that bridge there’s a single track trail that cuts back away from private property and will bring you to the swamp boulders. This way is tricky if you don’t know when to cut into the woods. Boulders aren't really visable from trail. There’s also a left turn at the stone wall that’s easily missed because it looks as if the trail disappears. Alternatively stay on scabbard mill trail but cut into the woods off of the trail to the right at the second bridge ahead sign. Again if you’ve reached the private bridge you’ve gone too far. Keep the small brook to your left. Boulders will become visable straight ahead. Continue on a little further to find more. Be prepared to explore. It’s really not that bad but if you’re not accustomed to off trail walking it can be confusing.
Classic Climbing Routes at Swamp Boulders
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