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Dumplington Hill (The Dump) Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.0383, -71.2433 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Christopher Gagne on Jun 7, 2013  with updates from Mack Johnson
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"The Dump" is one of Southern New Hampshire’s lost and forgotten Crags. No, this is not a major climbing destination, but if someone is looking for a crag to get away from the crowds, a quick workout after work, doesn't want to drive/hike into Pawtuckaway or up north this is your spot.

The Dump is a short crag that runs parallel to an old rail line, used for access, which sits high up on the side of Dumplington Hill. It ranges in height from 12' to 50' and offers a wide range of climbing from 5.5 to 5.12. Most of the lines are stiff for their grades but fun nonetheless.
All the lines have been either lead on gear, TR and possibly soloed. All the gear lines have gone free expect for one aide line. Some of the lines make for some spice boulder problems Vs gear/TR routes.

Ethics of the crag is no bolting or pins.

NOTE: Mack Johnson, who cleaned and FA'd a number of the routes here writes: " I found The Dump here on MP and am thrilled that the area is getting use, and that the traditional style of the cliff has been maintained. John Godfrey showed me the cliff when I lived in southern New Hampshire in the 1980's. At the time I was what is now called a "trad" climber..., and the "Dump" was developed in headpoint style (long before that term existed too).

... [routes and problems were] scrubbed and cleaned ...thoroughly on rappel,then [we] tried to lead without rehearsal. Bagels and Locks ,Riplash, Stone Zoo and Bruisemaster were FAed in this way. Some were scrubbed and TRed, then led later.
" [Note added 11/8/16, R Hall NH-Admin.]

Getting There 

Take 101 to ext 6 to Raymond, take a left onto RT 27/107. Proceed to Langford Rd. Turn left on this road, travel until you come to to Depot rd. Take a left and drive for about a 1/2 mile till you come to an old railroad crossing. Parking is on the right.

From the parking lot walk left along the railroad bed for about a 1/2 mile (20minutes), you'll be able to see the crag from the rail bed and you'll see a faint tail joining the rail bed at about this time. Walk up hill and your at the Left End of the Crag.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.5 miles from here

43 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dumplington Hill (The Dump)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dumplington Hill (The Dump):
5th of November   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 40'   The Main Cliff
Bruisemaster   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad   Bruisemasters block
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Bruisemaster 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  New Hampshire : Southern NH and Seacoast : ... : Bruisemasters block
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Photos of Dumplington Hill (The Dump) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The roof!
The roof!
Rock Climbing Photo: Zach attack
Zach attack
Rock Climbing Photo: The hang
BETA PHOTO: The hang
Rock Climbing Photo: Railroad bed
BETA PHOTO: Railroad bed
Rock Climbing Photo: Parking lot
BETA PHOTO: Parking lot
Rock Climbing Photo: the view from on top of the Dump
the view from on top of the Dump

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By Jeffrey.LeCours
From: New Hampshire
Jun 9, 2013
!!! Now EVERYONE will visit The Dump... lol
By Travis Dustin
From: Hollis, NH
Jun 19, 2013
There goes the neighborhood! J/K!! A good little place to get in a few climbs close to home!
By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Jul 23, 2013
Descent little crag. Great, if you consider the location and distance from everywhere in southern nh. It's great change of pace from p-way, stone house, and the southern Maine crags. Some really good existing lines, TONS of potential if that is your thing. Minimal bugs. The crag needs a little tlc and traffic.
By Travis Dustin
From: Hollis, NH
Aug 5, 2014
The bolts on Zach Attack and the hang have been chopped!
By Christopher Gagne
From: Dover
Aug 6, 2014
The bolts have been removed after talking to the First Ascent members. They were fine with leaving the top anchors in but seeing that both lines Zach Attack and The Hang were both done on gear, on the FA, that they didn't need bolts.
By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Aug 6, 2014
Bolts next to crack=chopped
By Sean Kurnas
May 26, 2016
The rock quality here is generally excellent, at times resembling the granite on the Swirley boulder.

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