Elevation: 705 ft
GPS: 43.803, -71.842 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brad Fauteux on Oct 23, 2019
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

This area contains a large number of boulders found just above "Bobby's Problem" and "The Block Problem" and the cluster continues all the way to Spraguesaurus. A lot of exploring and development has recently been done, and the area has become a great location for boulderers looking to find some new movement and problems with a relatively short approach.

Classics in this area include the obscure old school line "Chinese Connection" V8, and the new age compression and tension testpiece "Hatchet Sit" V11. Newer classics in the area include "Opaque" V6, "Check the Technique" V2, "Incubating Incubus" V4, "Deep Trouble" V6 and the delicious slab known as "Obsolete" V2 .

Getting There

There are a few different options to navigate the area effectively. The easiest approach is to locate "The Underworld Boulder", which is home to the classics "Spraguesaurus" and "Pyramid Power". Once at this boulder, walk around to the backside to "Spraguesaurus". When facing Sprague, spin around 180 degrees and walk up and rightwards on the rocky, root tiered hill for about 15-20 yards. A few separate large blocks should be visible at this point. One of them resembles a giant axe-head, and it is nearly touching an even larger block with a similar arete feature. This is a sub-section in the Area known as the "Hatchet Area". This point provides a pretty well-centred and easily accessible location.

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