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Circus Freak 
Crunching numbers  
Dazed & Amused 
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Gypsy tears  
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high ball roadside attraction 
its in the bone  
Lakeside warmup 
Machete Man 
Moose Maple 
Party time 
Pauls Bunion 
Spread Em  
Start at the Slug 
Stoop kid 
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Lake Potanipo Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 296'
Location: 42.7422, -71.6703 View Map  Incorrect?
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Re' Private Property: When camp is in session access to the area is shut off. They allow public access at the end of August for hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, snowmobiling, etc. Please take note before traveling here. A call to Camp Tevya will probably give you a better idea when access is open.

A couple of nice boulders and a chossy quarried cliff with some pitons in it. One boulder along the trailside is quite beautiful, with a large ~14' overhanging prow. The rock quality is decent granite (read: mostly choss, some quality lines).

Be cautious of the summer camp just south of the boulders.

Getting There 

A few hundred yards north of the Mason Rd / Rt 13 intersection in Brookline, NH, park on the left side of the road just past the summer camp. There is a small 4x4 trail that leads east into the woods. Follow this to the fire road then walk the fire road to most of the boulders. The first/best boulder is below the trail about 5 minutes into the woods. More rock is out there (quarried cliff, a few other boulders), but I don't recall them being all that great.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

24 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Lake Potanipo

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lake Potanipo:
Dazed & Amused   V2 5+     Boulder, 4'   
Summercamp Massacre   V3 6A     Boulder, 14'   
Gypsy tears    V3 6A     Boulder, 7'   
Pauls Bunion   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 12'   
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Featured Route For Lake Potanipo
Rock Climbing Photo: the face of the road side boulder

high ball roadside attraction V3+ 6A+ PG13  New Hampshire : Southern NH and Seacoast : Lake Potanipo
walk down the hill from the over hanging large boulder and the one in the corner and walk down a path to the back side of a seemingly small boulder... the otherside holds a 15 foot highball boulder with a tree about two feet from the right side... the boulder is relitivly clean and slabby right off the bat you should see a two finger pocket pretty close to the center work your way from the left side with a terrible crimp with a thumb catch and a opposing side pull up to a left hand juggy pocket...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

Photos of Lake Potanipo Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: night climbing working some new routes
night climbing working some new routes
Rock Climbing Photo: Part of the quarry cliff
Part of the quarry cliff
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful sight ;D
Beautiful sight ;D
Rock Climbing Photo: Fun problem!
Fun problem!
Rock Climbing Photo: A Potanipo boulder.
BETA PHOTO: A Potanipo boulder.

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By Coreydecot Decot
From: Townsend MA
4 days ago
Gavin. I have been climbing out here and helping to clear brush out from around those two boulders down the hill .. I have been climbing those two and also a small roof section above the quarry wall for a few years now.. I would almost think it's worth it to separate the areas...i called the roof the party roof due to graffiti on it.. I think there are atleast 5 lines up the roof and at the very least 8 or so on the two lower... I did a project on the one with the big flake that fell off and am willing to call it a v6 or 7 and a crimp traverse my girlfriend got the fa on I would call a 4.. these boulders are not to be over looked especially now that they have been cleared out... not asking for the fas.. on your routes but I will deffinitly get some better pictures posted of those hidden gems.
By JD1984
From: Worcester, MA
Apr 20, 2012
Does anyone have more information about this area?
By Oliver McMahon
Nov 11, 2012
I hiked in there Saturday. I found the 14' overhanging prow boulder. It looks really good. The boulder is visible in google maps, in the NE corner of the Lake, between Fire Road and Rt 13.
By Gavin Galloway
Jun 9, 2015
Anybody know where the quarry cliff is? Cant seem to find it.
By Evan V
From: Nashua, New Hampshire
Jul 4, 2015
If you are coming from the summer camp on the higher road with the overhanging prow boulder on your left keep going past it 5-10 min walk on trail. Quarries will be on your right. Hard to miss.

Tons of little roofs and over hangs but some are hard to get too with sketch landings. Went last weekend and saw fresh chalk on some quarry routes and the highball directly below the prow boulder. Get it!
By Gavin Galloway
May 25, 2016
Just added a few climbs that I cleaned off last year they could use another run through with a brush. these climbs are in that cluster of boulders further down the trail and down the hill. rock is not that good but some of these are fun if you're bored of the prow. let me know if you guys get on them, or have gotten on them before so I can give you the FA!

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