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Yellowjacket Boulderfield

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Yellowjacket Boulderfield Rock Climbing 

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Location: 43.90175, -71.55673 View Map  Incorrect?
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The Yellowjacket Boulderfield may be even more impressive than the Yellowjacket Boulder itself. This rock extends from the summit of Bald Knob, down the hill for hundreds of yards.

The rock on these boulders is similar to what is found at the Davis Boulders. It's crystally, and pretty devoid of holds. The concentration of problems is much higher than Davis, and there's definitely more potential for new stuff. Like the Davis Boulders, the Yellowjacket Area has a great diversity of problems. From scary highballs to one-move sit starts, this area has something for everyone.

We are working on a map of this complex area and will post one shortly.

Getting There 

Follow directions like you're heading to the Yellowjacket Boulder. When you reach the first good-sized boulder in the stream, head left, across the stream and diagonal slightly uphill. In about one minute, you'll see the Log Boulder. About three minutes past that, you'll come to the bottom of the Skyfall Area, which is a jumble of boulders. Beyond that, is The Hive. Above The Hive, you'll see the Pillars.

Climbing Season

For the Yellowjacket Area area.

Weather station 4.7 miles from here

41 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Yellowjacket Boulderfield

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Yellowjacket Boulderfield:
Thank You for Holding   V3-4 6A+     Boulder   The Hive : Holds Boulder
The Steepness   V6 7A     Boulder   Skyfall
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Rock Climbing Photo: Kayte on the first move of Podlings

Podlings V4 6B  New Hampshire : WM: Waterville Valley : ... : The Dark Crystal Boulder
This is the route that really makes The Dark Crystal Boulder unique! A series of pockets that traverse this side of the boulder and it's slightly overhanging angle combine for an excellent set of natural features.Start on the right side at a good pocket. Traverse the pods left then top out. Your feet will never be more then 3ft of the ground. The sit start (either continuing into Podlings or topping out straight up) is still a project. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in New Hampshire

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By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Sep 16, 2013
Here's a video of bouldering in the Hive and Skyfall areas. Problems are Some Nights, Catfish, The Squeeze, and The Hangover.

By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Dec 2, 2013
Here's another video of some problems in the boulderfield. Problems include: Logarithm, Logsplitter, Hatchet, The Steepness, Punch to the Face, Don't Jump!, Some Nights, Thank You for Holding, Hold Your Horses, Variance, Pop Goes the Weasel, and First Impressions.