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The Swamp Boulders

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Battle Of The Bulge 
Bog of Eternal Stench 
Chasm Crack 
Chasm, The 
Dee Nile 
Dookie Dyno 
Eternal Love 
Gloryhole, The 
Jungle Fever 
Kindly Kiting 
Lost At Sea 
Mart Fart! 
McCaber's Direct 
Methods of Escape 
Mist of Paradise 
Mouthful of Chalk 
Number, The 
Point of No Return 
Puddle Jumper 
Pyramid Poison 
Rolling Under 
Shadow of the Colossus  
Slow Vibration 
Stemmed Possibilities 
Swamp Crack Direct, The 
Swamp Crack, The 
Swamp descent 
Swamp is on 
Swampedelic Pop 
Train Wreck 

The Swamp Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Nice highball Miles and I did in the Swamp today.


This set of huge boulders doesn't seem to have seen much climbing yet but there is a good amount of pretty good rock here and it is really close to everything else in Boulder Natural. It gets its name from the swamp that you have to pass through on the approach but the landings (for the most part) are dry and flat.

If anyone knows anything about this area and what's been done please post it.

Getting There 

These boulders are located a couple hundred feet past the Yosemite boulders. The easiest way to find them is by following the Devil's Den trail and looking to your left. After you pass the Yosemite boulders just wait until you see the huge boulder that is really three boulders leaning on each other. You can't miss it.

Climbing Season

Weather station 8.0 miles from here

35 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',15],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Swamp Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Swamp Boulders:
Mist of Paradise   V0- 4-     Boulder, 12'   
Pyramid Poison   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 12'   
Eternal Love   V1-2 5     Boulder, 12'   
Bog of Eternal Stench   V2 5+     Boulder, 30'   
Lost At Sea   V3 6A     Boulder, 13'   
Slow Vibration   V3 6A     Boulder, 9'   
Stemmed Possibilities   V3 6A     Boulder, 13'   
Kindly Kiting   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 10'   
Point of No Return   V3+ 6A+ PG13     Boulder, 15'   
Train Wreck   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 15'   
Battle Of The Bulge   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 12'   
Poseidon   V4 6B     Boulder, 13'   
Sar-Chasm   V5 6C     Boulder, 18'   
Mouthful of Chalk   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   
Methods of Escape   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   
The Number   V6 7A     Boulder   
Chasm Crack   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Dookie Dyno   V6 7A     Boulder, 11'   
The Chasm   V8 7B     Boulder   
Shadow of the Colossus    V12- 8A+ PG13     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   
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Featured Route For The Swamp Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron catching the huge move up

Shadow of the Colossus V12- 8A+ PG13  New Hampshire : *Pawtuckaway : ... : The Swamp Boulders
This was formerly the "Cave Project". All the hand hold are decent, but the feet and body position are strange. Start at the bottom right of the face on a sharp, but good crimp rail. Paste your feet and surf out left to a slopey rail. Heel hook your hand and compress into a slopey, right-facing rail with your right hand. Slap your left foot up and do a pretty hard move up and right to another decent sloping rail. Do some magic footwork to get your right foot up on a incut foot. Then surf ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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Rock Climbing Photo: Miles at the top of Point of No Return!
Miles at the top of Point of No Return!

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By matthewWallace
From: Sandwich, NH
Aug 16, 2014
With this area receiving more attention in the past few months, does anyone thing it would be wise to break this area down further? I was thinking into four sections, Swamp Thing Boulder, Mad Hatter Boulder, Stoner Boulder and Chasm Boulder. Any thoughts? Just figured it might be easier to do it now with just a few routes in the database.
By brian kendall
From: henniker, nh
Sep 18, 2014
On the first boulder you come to walking from the Yosemite boulder there is a nice looking off width to hand crack on the east side, and a low angle off width on the south side. I was wondering if these had been climbed before. Fun little climbs that could use lots of cleaning...
By JamieRe
From: Providence, RI
Oct 20, 2014
Went up there this past weekend. Super awesome spot and the lines are rad. Mouthful of Chalk is a Pway classic for sure. Looking forward to finishing it up next time!
By Graham O.
Jul 9, 2016
This place is awesome! The approach and the bugs aren't ideal but the climbs are totally worth it! Mouthful of Chalk, Chasm Crack, Poseidon, and Battle of the Bulge are all really awesome and would definitely get a lot of attention if they were in the zoo. Shadow of the Collosus definitely looks like a P-way classic. You'll likely to have the whole place to yourself, which is kind of nice. This also has a ton of potential, if people were ready to develop stuff here there could easily be 30+ climbs and maybe a trad route or two. More people should come here!

Not to be missed are the powerful Mouthful of Chalk, the beautiful Chasm Crack, the super-fun Battle of the Bulge, and the majestic Shadow of the Colossus.

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