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The Split Boulder

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The Split Boulder Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: The Split Boulder is home to numerous hard lines


This area calls to both the highball climber and mutant inside all of us. With the main boulder being 20+ feet, it definitely has a presence in the park. Testpieces abound as the Split boulder hosts a large concentration of hard and/or committing lines. Bones to Bits, an off-width, and The Morgue, a dihedral, will test your ability to stay calm off the deck. Halcyon, Confident Man, Three Amigos, My Little Pony, and Heart of Darkness are some of the hardest problems in the park. Shorter problems exist on the shorter boulders, and a couple of projects are still waiting for a send.

Getting There 

Follow the trail from the parking lot until you cross a stream. There will be a huge boulder on your right. That’s the main split boulder.

Area Map 

Rock Climbing Photo: A quick overview map w/climbs shown for reference.
A quick overview map w/climbs shown for reference.

Climbing Season

For the Boulder Natural area.

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Split Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Split Boulder:
Flakes of Life   V1-2 5     Boulder   
Bones to Bits   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 20'   
Outback   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 8'   
Bulemia   V5 6C     Boulder, 6'   
Anorexorcist   V7 7A+     Boulder, 6'   
Rio's Problem   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   
Stegasaurus   V9 7C     Boulder, 10'   
My Little Pony   V9-10 7C+     Boulder, 30'   
Halcyon   V11 8A     Boulder   
Confident Man   V11 8A     Boulder   
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Featured Route For The Split Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Classic V11 Halcyon

Halcyon V11 8A  New Hampshire : *Pawtuckaway : ... : The Split Boulder
One of the proudest lines in the park. Start sitting on an obvious good undercling, then work up to a desperate move way left to a sloping, friction-dependent gaston. Stick this, then make a couple difficult moves on slopers (a couple ways to do this section, possibly with a kneebar) to the lip. Top out, then traverse left on crispy rock and continue up the slab to the top of the boulder....[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By nhclimber
From: Newmarket, NH
Aug 27, 2009
Is the morgue the highball up the shallow groove to left of the big chimney? Thats a tough route and very commiting.
By andyscott
From: Massachusetts
Dec 18, 2009
Yea the morgue is to the left of the chimmney and around the corner right next to the tree.

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