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The Exeter Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 131'
Location: 42.995, -70.9676 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Tighe Edward on Jan 9, 2013
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This rock is located just beyond the tree line behind the Rinks at Exeter, so it gets some sunlight but not much throughout the day. The rock quality is great and the boulder offers plenty of awesome routes with a wide range of difficulty. Some routes could use some cleaning but all in all it looks great.

Getting There 

40 Industrial Drive Exeter, NH. Behind the building of the ice rink there is a faint foot path moving over some crumbly boulders. The rock is a very short walk down that trail and is visible through the trees. See map

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Puck it (V1)

Puck It V1 5  New Hampshire : Southern NH and Seacoast : ... : The Exeter Boulder
Stand start to the left of the tree, and work your way up the wide crack. The route moves diagonal to the right and over the left side of the roof. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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Rock Climbing Photo: The boulder @ Exeter Rinks.
BETA PHOTO: The boulder @ Exeter Rinks.

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By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Jan 13, 2013
Is here just this one boulder out here or are the other options too?
By Tighe Edward
Jan 13, 2013
Just this boulder, but its pretty big. There are a lot of routes yet to be posted.
By Spencer Nowak
From: Dover, NH
Jan 15, 2013
There are actually several medium-sized boulders along the trails in the Henderson-Swasey town forest. I haven't seen them without snow, but I'd bet at least a few of them have route potential.
From: Lakewood, Colorado
Jan 15, 2013
We did about half a dozen obvious lines there one day last summer. Most everything was chalked so there is clearly some traffic.
To my knowledge the climbing the prow in the photo from directly below is an open project that has shut down some strong climbers. It will go but somewhere between V-hard and V-silly over a spicy landing.
By Tighe Edward
Jan 18, 2013
I have spent some time wandering around the Henderson-Swasey forest also, as well the the Oakland town forest on the other side of the highway. Last week in the Oakland trails I found one rock in particular with some really great looking finger cracks as well as some pretty daunting face routes. looking forward to spending some more time out there soon.
By burlap submariner
Feb 12, 2013
this boulder and some of the swasey boulders were climbed in the mid eighties, fort rock also has some pretty good bouldering as well. If i were you guys I would look down the street from fort rock where the bridge passes over 101 both sides of 101 heading west, there is some pretty awesome stuff out there.
By Brunt Tornton
From: NH
Nov 19, 2013
I climbed and took pictures of a half dozen boulders at fort rock today. There is definitely more to do out there, and the stuff I did get on was way fun. Wondering if there should be a page for Exeter and make the "rinks boulder" a sub category.
By ri.
Apr 17, 2014
Hey all-

i suppose someone would have posted this stuff up eventually. Mike Veazey has compiled a guide for almost all the boulder in the Exeter area and I (Ri) have taken to slowly putting them into a legitimate format. I'll post the jpg for the Exeter boulder and if you ask nice I may eventually get around to posting the others up as well. Until then contact me through MP or New England reSoul if you want info or a tour.
By ri.
Apr 17, 2014
Also- this is generally just known as "The Exeter Boulder"
By lee hansche
From: goffstown, nh
Jul 30, 2015
Cool! I've explored a little out there but never got around to climbing anything... definitely write something up on it
By Rich Brereton
From: Pownal, ME
Jun 3, 2016
Has the prow project gotten done yet?
By Jake Perry
From: Concord, NH
Jun 3, 2016
Rich, as far as I'm aware, it hasn't gone yet. The landing is not great either. I could be wrong though, but I imagine it must be damn hard (v12-13+).

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