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Simond's Rock Rock Climbing 


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Location: 42.80512, -71.48936 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Evan V on Jun 17, 2015
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BETA PHOTO: Simond's Rock from the dirt road when approaching.

Description 

Large single glacial erratic boulder with decent quality of rock. Perfect for a lunch break or after work session. Short approach (under 5min) and somewhat shady.

If you are NOT local to the area it's probably not worth the time or journey.. But if you do go please be careful as under the main roof there is a LOT of broken glass.

If you go I'd love some help and critique with the grading as I am not used to setting the grades, just climbing them. Ha.

Getting There 

Off Daniel Webster Hwy in Merrimack NH, turn on to Manchester St, then right onto Al Paul Ln. Parking/ Entrance is on a dirt road on the left just before Fish & Game. Walk down dirt road and the rock will be on your left.

Climbing Season

For the Southern NH and Seacoast area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',2],['V2-3',2],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


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Rock Climbing Photo: Sit start version of Simond Says

Simond Says Sit V3 6A  New Hampshire : Southern NH and Seacoast : Simond's Rock
Sit start version of Simon SaysLeft hand starts on nice in-cut crimp and right on pinch, balance up and then follow Simond Said up the arete to topout....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By Jeffrey.LeCours
Administrator
From: New Hampshire
Jun 17, 2015
Does it bother you that the name of the rock is actually Simonds Rock?
By M Sprague
Administrator
From: New England
Jun 17, 2015
Corrected.
From nh.gov/nhdhr/programs/state_re...
"Simonds Rock, Merrimack
Simonds Rock is an unusual resource on the New Hampshire State Register. Credited by the United States Geological Survey (USGS) as being the second largest glacial boulder reported in New Hampshire, Simonds Rock measures about 50 feet long, more than 30 feet high and more than 25 feet long. Only the Madison Boulder is larger. Given the rock’s composition of Massabesic Gneiss, the USGS estimates that it was carried to its current location by a glacier from a site about five miles to the northwest. Simonds Rock derives its historical importance as a landmark for land surveyors and travelers along Pennichuck Brook and the Merrimack River for hundreds of years. It has also provided legendary inspiration for writers and storytellers through time. Today Simonds Rock is owned by the Southwood Corporation, a company of the Pennichuck Corporation."
By john strand
From: southern colo
Jun 17, 2015
I think i know of a few almost Madison size
By Ian McAfee
From: Concord, NH
Aug 2, 2015
Went today, worth about an hour of your time if you're local to the area, doubt i'll be back.

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