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Aurora Borealis 
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Binding, The TR 
Body Grind 
Call of the Wild 
Cornered T,TR 
Counterclockwise Direct 
Crash Pad Surfer 
Cuckoo Clock 
Dirty Little Rabbits 
Eveready  TR 
Face It TR 
Finger Crack, The T 
Flying Ninja Kick 
Funny Games 
Good Book, The T 
Hairway to Steven 
Harvest Moon 
I Saw an X-Ray of a Girl Passing Gas 
Instant Hippie 
Lady Sniff 
Magnificent Bastard 
Overhanging Arete  TR 
Rainy Day Women 
She Had Armpit Hair Like a Wookie 
Smiley Face 
Western Esotericism 
Wild Wild West 
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Ridgeline Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.1208, -71.1848 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: BDalhaus on Oct 20, 2008


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Tucked away in the woods roughly five minutes walk from Boulder Natural is a collection of short walls and free standing boulders that doesn’t see much love, but climbing here can be a pleasant surprise. There are no crowds aside from the occasional lost hiker, the granite offers interesting holds and features (check out the big flake on Crash Pad Surfer or the unique green texture on the slopers of Hairway to Steven) and the climbs range from lowball mantels to 40 foot trad climbs. Interested? There’s plenty to keep you busy. If you’re plugging gear, jump on the Good Book or the Finger Crack and sample some of the best moderate crack climbs in the park. If you’re out to pebble wrestle, then don’t miss the agonizing mantel problem Magnificent Bastard or the desperate moves of Counterclockwise.

Getting There 

From Boulder Natural, follow the trail towards Devil’s Den. Just past the Yosemite Boulder, where you step over a fallen tree, you’ll come into a wide open area. Turn right here and follow a faint path uphill if you’re going to the small walls and trad climbs. The Good Book will be the first climb you come to, about a minute up the trail. If you’re seeking the boulders, continue towards the Den. When you reach the Premier boulder, the trail will veer uphill and to the right. About a minute past the Premiere is a tall face on the right side of the trail that usually has chalk on it. This boulder is the start of the Ridgeline boulders.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.1 miles from here

31 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',13],['2 Stars',15],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Ridgeline

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Ridgeline:
Smiley Face   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   
Magnificent Bastard   V5 6C     Boulder, 6'   
Hairway to Steven   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Counterclockwise Direct   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Counterclockwise   V8- 7B     Boulder, 20'   
Cornered   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 25'   
The Finger Crack   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V0 4     Trad, Boulder, 1 pitch, 20'   
The Good Book   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Featured Route For Ridgeline
Rock Climbing Photo: A view of the book looking up from the base.

The Good Book 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  New Hampshire : *Pawtuckaway : Ridgeline
Do not miss this climb! While the Horn may take the prize for best trad climb in Pawtuckaway, this beautiful inside corner runs a close second. Start out atop a ledge with two jugs and large feet that will help you get established in the corner. Employing a variety of techniques, layback, stem, smear, and jam your way up the climb with the use of the hand crack in the back. Remember to keep your heels down or your calves will scream and if you’re not used to smearing you might feel a tad in...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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Rock Climbing Photo: Ian on Magnificent Bastard
Ian on Magnificent Bastard

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By allen.tate Tate
From: Norwich, VT
Sep 23, 2012
Any name/grade for the problem left of Rainy Day Women? Starts on a chossy flake up to a ledge and slopey topout.
By BDalhaus
From: Bangor, ME
Sep 24, 2012
Smiley Face, V3ish. There's also a super crimpy sit start to it...
By Ian McAfee
From: Concord, NH
Aug 30, 2015
What's the awesome arete traverse up above Aurora Borealis and up and left from Counterclockwise? Super good whatever it is, surprised it's not posted up, it's very striking.

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