Type: Boulder, 18 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Ladd on Jun 3, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Don't let its height deter you from this one, it is as enjoyable, safe and wonderful to climb as it looks. Start on the obvious holds in the crack, use the block for feet and motor through the low crux to the jug, and a few hand jams later you'll be wishing that it went on for 100+ more feet and you had a rope on.


Obvious crack in front of you as soon as you cross the stone wall.


Pads, Spotter (its is kinda high)


bedford, nh
GarrettM   bedford, nh
fun but scary if you're the least bit uncomfortable with highballs Nov 5, 2008
Mike Thompson
Manchester NH
Mike Thompson   Manchester NH
ive never seen this! this looks SICK! i need to get on this soon :) Mar 15, 2009
I'm pretty sure Ward Smith's Rumney guidebook calls this a V0 if you use the boulder to the left, and a V2 if you don't, doing it as a sit start without using the boulder to the left is fun, also there is also a V9 variation where you climb out right at the undercling. Apr 27, 2009
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
V0 is too soft V1 is more like it and the sit start is V5 the V9 route is called Hardman Dentist and starts with the crack and breaks right below the bulge... Apr 28, 2009
Patrick Feeney
hartland vt
Patrick Feeney   hartland vt
would you say this is a good route to practice nut placement? Jun 8, 2010
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
The crack is parallel sided, so maybe nuts wouldn't be the best. That long, low angle, crack on the big boulder would be better for practicing with nuts. Jun 8, 2010
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
I've been trying to figure out the low start to this problem. Kemple's guidebook describes it simply as 'Start on the lowest holds without the block'. It seems like that would be a low/crouch start on the two obvious low underclings, bump left hand to the pinch and then again to the good flake of the regular start. I'm going to be honest- if that's the true start, I find it very hard to believe it is v5 unless I'm missing something with the beta/feet.

Anybody have some insight to share?? Perhaps Matt, the guru of Rumney bouldering?? :) It would be much appreciated! Jul 30, 2013
Graham O.  
My vote for the best v1 in New England. That jug in the middle is a gift from heaven. Jul 31, 2016
Eli .
Eli .   GMC3500
Christian, the sit start to Pound Crack if you don't use the regular foot boulder is VERY dabby and insanely hard for V5. I'm not a boulderer, but when I think V5, I think about 12b/c moves, which these are definitely not. I'd guess its more like V7? but that's a guess from someone who can't do the moves. Oct 25, 2017
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
Christian, I am just now seeing your comment. I have looked over the years and never found a true sit start. Next time I am out there I will take a photo of what I assume is the starting holds for the "sit". For complete transparency, I have never tried the low start as it seems wonky, did you think it was harder than v5? Oct 25, 2017