Elevation: 1,185 ft
GPS: 43.019, -72.022 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Tyler Hogan on Jun 2, 2018
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

Secluded sanctuary loaded with prickly, glacial erratic granite. This isn't a destination, but it's a nice place to check out if you're in the area. There are so many more blocks to be cleaned and climbed than what we have chosen to develop... so if you like that high grit Monadnock region granite, get out there and get after it.

A NH developer much wiser than me once told me, "local choss is the best choss." This is true... and there are much higher quality blocks just 45 minutes away in other SWNH zones around Richmond. However, the "choss overhang" is a 45-35 degree overhanging block stacked with existing hard lines and projects to be done. It's a unique block with spaced out board-style moves on flat edges - certainly the gem of the area if there is such a thing.

Climbing is best in the winter when temperatures are suitable for the texture, but fall and spring conditions can work as well. Enjoy the peace, absence of crowds and sounds of loons in the nearby Willard Pond.

A high class rope swing exists on the east side of the pond for those keen on taking a dip.

For those interested in video beta: https://vimeo.com/409182118 

Getting There

Drive to the end of Willard Pond Road in Antrim. The only access is off of 123 in Hancock. Follow either Davenport Rd if you're coming from the south or Willard Pond Rd if you're coming from the North (the roads merge). Park at the obvious huge parking lot at the end of the road.

To get to the main cluster of boulders, hike toward the pond from the parking lot and take a left onto Tamposi Trail just after passing a house. Hike about 1/4 mile until you reach a stone bench on your left. Head due left for the choss overhang and other blocks.

To get to "Forgotten Man" and "Polyhedron" turn left just before the stone bench, at a small wooden bridge crossing a tiny stream.

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