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Big Quarry aka "Tadpole Quarry"

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Big Quarry aka "Tadpole Quarry" Rock Climbing 


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Location: 43.2276, -71.5723 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: lee hansche on Jul 23, 2009
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This place can get a little crazy at times. I have narrowly escaped getting in fights with drunk dudes (and a crazy chick) more than once. I could tell you stories, but I won't because I'm here to talk about climbing. So here is the deal:

Cliffs up to 40+ feet that host a handful of lines. The water isn't as clear as the little quarry but the cliffs are bigger and that's just cool. I put up a line up the highest part of the cliff about 10 years ago i later called it The Grim (hard to grade but I'd say 5.11) this is still my favorite climb there. There are a few others as well but i don't think any have names yet.

Come here have some fun. Chill out on the county seat, a cool pile of rocks overlooking concord and the surrounding area. Just give the drunk locals some room and you will be fine.

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Climbing Season



Weather station 4.3 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For Big Quarry aka "Tadpole Quarry"

Cold Blooded Corner 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b New Hampshire : Southern NH and Seacoast : ... : Big Quarry aka "Tadpole Qua...
I havent climbed this one out of the water yet but i did do it on TR... The walls are very smooth and slick when you are wet so that makes it really hard... There is a jutting rock under the water that makes falling a bad idea...Basically climb the corner to the top.... Lay backs and fingerlocks abound... The climbing gets easier as you go...The name comes from when i fell through the ice while aiding the route...haha good times......[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

Photos of Big Quarry aka "Tadpole Quarry" Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Here is a map of some of the established climbs...
BETA PHOTO: Here is a map of some of the established climbs...
Rock Climbing Photo: looking down at jakob after a good fall... the wat...
looking down at jakob after a good fall... the wat...
Rock Climbing Photo: jakob chillin on the ledge where you can dry off a...
jakob chillin on the ledge where you can dry off a...
Rock Climbing Photo: Casey opening up a new line...
Casey opening up a new line...
Rock Climbing Photo: jakob again... sorry... hes the only one who was c...
jakob again... sorry... hes the only one who was c...
Rock Climbing Photo: Jakob workin it out on The Grim...
Jakob workin it out on The Grim...

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By lee hansche
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From: goffstown, nh
Jan 25, 2010
I just trew in some routes so people know what is here... The names and grades are just what came to mind... i did all of these routes soaking wet without shoes so if you TR the line it may feel different... feed back on names and grades would be great...

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