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Overlooked

V4, Boulder,  Avg: 3.8 from 151 votes
FA: unknown
New Hampshire > Pawtuckaway > Trailside Boulders

Description

After bouldering all across the country this remains perhaps my very favorite problem. It is both technical and powerful and involves a greater variety of holds and movements than most boulders.

An amazing boulder problem involving crazy beta and full body fitness. Start under the lowest roof in the back of the cave on two hueco pockets in the roof with fairly poor feet but they are there. A few choices here but most people end up in a bat-hang in the wide crack then switch to a heel-toe-cam and make a cool move to the lip of the roof. The holds at the lip seem bad but feel good when you are on them. Sink your fingers in to the crack and pull the last crux getting out from under the roof to better holds and the top.

A really fun climb. Beta intensive.

Location

the nice roof facing the marsh...

Protection

have a good spotter and a few pads...

Photos [Hide ALL Photos]

Pulling over the roof
[Hide Photo] Pulling over the roof
Nicole on overlooked... my favorite problem in NH...
[Hide Photo] Nicole on overlooked... my favorite problem in NH...
nicole sending again after many years... still her fave prob
[Hide Photo] nicole sending again after many years... still her fave prob
Nicole...
[Hide Photo] Nicole...
Overlooked
[Hide Photo] Overlooked
John eyeing the lip.
[Hide Photo] John eyeing the lip.
Jakob pulling on the fingerlock for yet another lap on this super classic...
[Hide Photo] Jakob pulling on the fingerlock for yet another lap on this super classic...
For those wondering how to crack this tricky problem, here are a few hints...<br>
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Photos by Nicole Hansche climbing and editing by Lee Hansche...
[Hide Photo] For those wondering how to crack this tricky problem, here are a few hints... Photos by Nicole Hansche climbing and editing by Lee Hansche...
from in the cave...
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Nicole working on a repeat after a long injury break...
[Hide Photo] Nicole working on a repeat after a long injury break...
a cool shot of nicole on overlooked...
[Hide Photo] a cool shot of nicole on overlooked...
Ladd reaching out from the toe-heels to the lip.
[Hide Photo] Ladd reaching out from the toe-heels to the lip.

Comments [Hide ALL Comments]

Lanky
Tired
 
[Hide Comment] Bathang, scrunch, heel-toe, fingerlock, knee bar.

Meh. This thing is OK. I don't understand all the love it gets. Oct 22, 2008
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
  V4
[Hide Comment] haha... thats funny... those are some of my favorite moves...

it is more of a really short trad climb than a boulder problem... haha... Oct 22, 2008
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
[Hide Comment] This climb is a BLAST. It's so freaking cool. Sep 26, 2013
[Hide Comment] Jerome Boutaud climbing Overlooked at Pawtuckaway and other classics around New England.

Local Climbs: Jerome Boutaud bouldering around Boston, Massachusetts from Action in Solitude on Vimeo. Oct 16, 2013
Ryan Salazar
Albuquerque, NM
  V4-5
[Hide Comment] Definitely a unique problem, but the awkward kneebar finish detracted from the classic rating. Dec 27, 2018