REI Community
Boundary Rock

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Boundary Route S 
Imaginations of the Heart S 
Outer Bounds S 
Personal Boundaries S 

Boundary Rock Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 2,993
Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: lee hansche on Jan 24, 2008
This Afternoon

70° | 58°

74° | 54°

72° | 52°

75° | 55°

80° | 58°

81° | 58°
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
BETA PHOTO: I give you the updated Boundary Rock.


Boundary rock is really a boulder not a cliff. There are two bolted routes on it, they check in at 5.8 and 5.8+. the climbing is slabby for the most part with a few steeper moves. They are fine routes but not really worth the hike unless you are like me and want to climb every route you can. If you are looking for a reason to check them out it might be the only place you can climb a couple 5.8's on a busy Saturday and be pretty damn sure you will have the place to your self. Might be a good warm up if you are on your way by to one of the other western crags up that trail.

Getting There 

From the Black Jack Boulders hike the main trail that heads west out of the boulders and heads out to the Northwest Territories. About halfway to the NW Territories look for a cairn (rock pile) beside the trail and a large boulder to your right about 100ft off trail (cant really see it well when there are leaves on the trees). The trail that leads to the right and out to the rock isn't obvious so keep your eyes peeled.

Climbing Season

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Boundary Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Boundary Rock:
Outer Bounds   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Boundary Rock

Featured Route For Boundary Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Both routes join and finish up the same.  I'm midw...

Boundary Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  New Hampshire : *Rumney : Boundary Rock
From left to right this would be route #3. This climb follows a cool rail feature that snakes up the slab. The first moves are the crux so a stick clip might be handy if 5.8 is a challenging grade for you.Start out the lip of a small cave (crux) to the first bolt. Climb up and left on in-cut holds to the anchor. This used to share an anchor with Outer Bounds 5.8+ but now has a nice independent anchor to the right....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

Photos of Boundary Rock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: About to climb on a beautiful summer afternoon
About to climb on a beautiful summer afternoon

Comments on Boundary Rock Add Comment
Show which comments
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Oct 7, 2010
I think there is a little confusion going on with which route it which. On the Map the two routes are switched and I think some of the pictures are under the wrong route.

According to the new Rumney guide:
The route on the left is called Out of Bounds (5.8+) and Boundary Route (5.8) is on the right which start out the cave.
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Oct 7, 2010
oops, sorry if i messed up the order of the routes :/
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Oct 7, 2010
I swapped the photos around and it looks like Lee fixed up the descriptions. Nice spot that is almost always away from the crowd. I wish there was more of this style rock to climb there.
By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Oct 7, 2010
hey guys, thanks for fixing it I got all confused lol. This is really a cool spot wish there were more potential at this boulder because the climbing is really fun and it deserves more attention than it gets.
By bradley white
From: Bend
Mar 4, 2013
This boulder was climbed in 1980-1 and then went into obscurity.
By S. Neoh
May 2, 2013
This micro crag is mostly "lichened" over as of April 2013. A shame.
More power to Mike for climbing one of its 2 routes just days ago.
By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
May 3, 2013
no no... that's how this rock always is :) It's part of its charm.
By Eli
From: Lives in a truck
May 10, 2015
Awesome mini-crag hidden away from the hordes. I put a good scrub to these routes yesterday, so get at them now that they're not lichen infested.

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About