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The Dugout Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.0389, -71.4861 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: lee hansche on Aug 23, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: The keeper of the area, lookin out for trouble... ...


I discovered this spot in the late winter about a year and a half ago... When i would drive down Hackett Hill Road i could see a line of rocks that ran down a powerline and in to the woods... As spring hit i went out there and found a few nice problems that needed to be dug out of snow and a good bit of dirt and moss on top (hence the name)... Most of the lines are steep and fun and moderate with nice top outs at 8 to 10 feet high... Landings are good but bring a pad... there is a limited amount of rock with maybe 10 to 12 problems possible and only a few hard ones... this spot is perfect for a begining boulderer or a local looking for a quick session...

I don't put a whole lot of energy in to bouldering these days so i have only cleaned lines up to about V2... there is potential for a couple of cool powerful problems on steep rock...

I will post photos and problem descriptions soon...

Getting There 

From exit 7 on 293 head north on rt 3A for a couple miles... At a light take a left on to Hackett Hill Rd... Go under a bridge, past a fire dept. on the left... then look for a big empty parking lot on the left with an old broken basketball hoop, the lot is hard to see when the trees have leaves... If you cant see the lot pull in to a drive at a sign that says JPSA pull in to the old lot on your left... Park in this lot...When the trees are bare You will see a powerline cut a few hundred yards away with some junky rocks a steam runs between you and the rocks...
you can walk a road next to the parking lot so you don't have to jump the stream... If you take this way just cross the stream on the road and just before a gate across the road look for a faint trail on the left heading to the problems... there are maybe 4 different boulders half sticking out of the small hill side... you can see them all from the trail...

Climbing Season

For the Southern NH and Seacoast area.

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Featured Route For The Dugout

Hannah's shorts V4 6B  New Hampshire : Southern NH and Seacoast : ... : The Dugout
The first time I got on it was with a friend of mine named Jakob and we were determined to get the first ascent so much that we camped out at the boulder until 2am only to not send it. Almost a year later we went back with my other friend Hannah and she sent it first go. We were all very impressed until we had found out she had sent the problem 3 weeks before and neglected to tell us.Any ways this is a great problem. You sit start on the right side of a small roof on really small crimps. After h...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By Phil G
Sep 13, 2008
Bring bug spray! The mosquitos were vicious when we visited.
By ajcormier
May 12, 2009
Could use some more brushing... I'm going to bring a nylon brush the next time I get down there. A little lichen-y but not bad. The Mosquitos will eat you so heed Phil's message and bring the Ben's 100.
By BenVeilleux
Sep 11, 2014
I went there last Saturday and had a blast! I think I found the line that is Hannah's shorts but might have goofed it. My question is this: since a new company has moved in lately and the housing developments are there, along with the basketball court gated off, is it still legal to head bak there? If so, what's the easiest way to still get back there???
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Sep 17, 2014
glad you had fun! I wasnt sure if anyone else would ever go there...
i handnt thought much about the development.... im not sure if it was ever strictly legal... I think if you keep quiet and respectful no one will bother you but i guess time will tell...i always just parked in the big lot and walked in from there

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