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Yellowjacket Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.9007, -71.556 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Jay Knower on Aug 21, 2013
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An impressive, tall, featured boulder, the Yellowjacket Boulder may be the best yet found in the Waterville Area. The boulder sits high on a slope in a peaceful wooded setting.

Whereas many of the boulders in the area are characterized by a lack of holds, by some geologic anaomaly, the Yellowjacket Boulder is covered in edges, jugs, and most interestingly, pockets. Climbing on this boulder feels more like climbing on limestone than on granite. This boulder has something for everyone. It's got lowballs, highballs, easy, hard, and moderate problems, all with pretty good landings. There's still potential for other stuff too.

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Weather station 4.7 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Yellowjacket Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Yellowjacket Boulder:
The Bottom Falls Out   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Trillium   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   
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Featured Route For Yellowjacket Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting ready to throw to the jug

The Big Short V5 6C  New Hampshire : WM: Waterville Valley : ... : Yellowjacket Boulder
The Big Short is the most obvious, striking line on the tallest, steepest part of the Yellowjacket Boulder. The hardest moves are concentrated in the first 10 feet; however, the climbing on the upper wall remains relatively tough (mid 5.11) and is definitely heady. The Big Short is a tall problem; at Rumney, it probably would have been bolted. Start in the scoop with your hands matched on a big sidepull/undercling. Make a move up to a pinch and figure out how to get your righ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By M Sprague
From: New England
Aug 21, 2013
Looks like another great find, Jay. I have to get out there.

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