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Cool But Contrived 
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After Work Boulders  Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.89219, -71.57441 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jay Knower on Jun 12, 2014
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The After Work Boulders offer the most accessible climbing in the Waterville Region. This area is not extensive or amazing, but if you're looking for a quick workout, this spot is worth checking out. One problem (Ready Fire Aim) stands out as classic, but there's still potential for some fill-ins that would create a nice little circuit.

Getting There 

Park at the Smarts Brook Trailhead parking lot. Take the trail that's closest to the visitor sign (i.e., not the actual Smarts Brook Trail). This is the Pine Flats Trail. The trail you want runs parallel to the river on its left side. Follow this trail for about 4 minutes until it goes up a small rise. When you see a small (too small) boulder on the right, head left into the woods for about 100 feet to the boulder. The Ready Fire Aim corner should be obvious.

Climbing Season

For the WM: Waterville Valley area.

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Featured Route For After Work Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Cool but Contrived

Cool But Contrived V2 5+  New Hampshire : WM: Waterville Valley : ... : After Work Boulders
Cool but Contrived climbs a face just left of a short crack. Start standing with your right hand on a hold just left of the crack. Move left hand to a small gaston and then move your right hand to a hidden crystal on the sloping lip. Make a fun move up around the lip to a hidden dish up and left, and negotiate a sloping topout. If the crack on the right wasn't so close, this problem would gain a few more stars....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Jun 15, 2014
Jay I believe the trail you are talking about is called, The Pine Flats Trail, looking forward to heading out here
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Oct 7, 2014
Here's a video of Ready Fire Aim, Cool But Contrived, and the Vortex Traverse:

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