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Lake Potanipo Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: pete clark on Nov 8, 2011  with updates from Dan Knisell
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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

For the Southern NH and Seacoast area.

Weather station 6.4 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',6],['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'   
Pauls Bunion   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 12'   
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Featured Route For Lake Potanipo
Rock Climbing Photo: Moving onto the flake

Summercamp Massacre V3 6A  New Hampshire : Southern NH and Seacoast : Lake Potanipo
Start the same as Sleeping Giant, Once you move left to the flake continue up and left under the prow. Make a long move onto the face above on good holds and keep a cool head for the top out....[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 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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