Shutdown Boulder Rock Climbing
Mike Manganienllo on the start of the excellent Sh...
The Shutdown Boulder is so named because it was developed during the ill-conceived government shutdown of 2013. It sits about 50 yards to the west of We Who Wander and is identified by a beautiful steep south face. This face holds perhaps the greatest prize still waiting at Welch and Dickie--a beautiful but brutal line of crimps up the face.
Climbing Season For the WM: Waterville Valley area.
Weather station 4.1 miles from here
2 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Shutdown Boulder
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The Shutdown V5 6C NH
: WM: Waterville Valley
: ... : Shutdown Boulder
The problem was named for the government shutdown, but it could easily have been named because of the nature of the topout. Start on edges just below head height. Move up right hand to an edge and then throw left hand to a sloper-jug. The topout looks easy, but don't be deceived. Many a strong climber has been shutdown by the heinous topout. It's not quite the difficulty of Boulder X, but it's close. In fall 2014, Alex Bridgewater completed the sit start by starting down and left. T...[more] Browse More Classics in NH