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Routes in The Swamp Boulders

Battle Of The Bulge V3-4 6A+
Bog of Eternal Stench V2 5+
Chasm Crack V6 7A
Chasm, The V8 7B
Dauber V3-4 6A+
Dookie Dyno V6 7A
Enthusiasm V6 7A PG13
Eternal Love V1-2 5
Gloryhole, The V5 6C
Golden Hind V6 7A
Jungle Fever V2-3 5+
Kindly Kiting V3+ 6A+
Lapras V2 5+
Lost At Sea V3 6A
Mart Fart! V2- 5+
McCaber's Direct V4 6B PG13
Methods of Escape V6- 7A
Mist of Paradise V0- 4-
Mouthful of Chalk V6 7A
Mudblood V4 6B
Nile, The V2 5+
Number, The V6 7A
Point of No Return V3+ 6A+ PG13
Poseidon V4 6B
Puddle Jumper V6-7 7A+
Pyramid Crack V1 5
Pyramid Poison V0+ 4+
Rolling Under V1 5
Sar-Chasm V5 6C
Shadow of the Colossus V11 8A PG13
Slow Vibration V3 6A
Stemmed Possibilities V3 6A
Swamp Crack Direct, The V3 6A
Swamp Crack, The V2- 5+
Swamp descent V1 5
Swamp is on V2 5+
Swampedelic Pop V8 7B
Train Wreck V3-4 6A+
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Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: Brian Nugent
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Shared By: Brian Nugent on May 16, 2013
Admins: BDalhaus, Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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Start on the obvious diagonal rail at chest height. Make a big move up and right to a small gaston crimp. From here hard heel hooking and hidden holds will take you to the slopey lip. A jug up and right of the lip makes the top out easy.

The name is because Ethan Chase bit open a chalk ball to put on a stick so we could clean the top.


On the Mad Hatter boulder. If approaching the boulders from the Devil's Den trail, get to the boulder then walk left along the boulder using a fallen tree to avoid the swamp. The face that this problem is on is opposite of a another large, sized boulder. If you stand on top of the opposing boulder you can see the lip and the jug. You should also be able to find the partially chalked rail without much trouble.


A couple crash pads and spotters. The landing is flat but it's a bit tall.
Christian Prellwitz
Telluride, CO
Christian Prellwitz   Telluride, CO
This is a really good climb and is worth seeking out. Excellent movement on good quality rock (for the most part). The line is aesthetic and the moves have nice flow to them. Aug 9, 2014
Jamie Re
Providence, RI
Jamie Re   Providence, RI
Awesome line!!! I can't wait to finish it! Oct 20, 2014
Sandwich, NH
matthewWallace   Sandwich, NH
An awesome climb. Big opening move to technical crimping with great movement. A must climb. Oct 13, 2015
Graham O.
Graham O.  
Is there such thing as an extension traverse that starts on the sloping rail and traverses in from the right? It always has chalk on it. It would kind of detract from the quality but would be a good v6-7 nonetheless. I assume it has been done but I'm not really sure.

And yes, this is an epic problem with awesome, varied movement. Jul 9, 2016

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