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Dec 30, 2005, 1:07 AM
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Huge New England boulder to return to Indian tribe.
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The biggest boulder in New England may soon return to its ages-old function as the site of Indian tribal councils.
www.chron.com
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Jan 5, 2006, 10:17 AM
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so if the boulder is 50 feet tall, that guy standing next to it is 22 feet tall by my approximations. :lol:


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I have seen a few bigger boulders than that here in CT.


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Yep, I thought the same thing. Has anyone ever climbed this rock?


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the biggest boulder in new england is near a small town in new hampshire. it's something of a local tourist attraction, a massive glcial erratic that just got dropped miles from any other stone, is billed by the local tourism industry as "the biggest boulder blah blah blah", and it has a few bolted sportroutes on it from the 80's.

and it IS huge.


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Actually, the measurements are correct in the article. I have climbed/bouldered Cochegan rock on a number of occasions. You see, it sits on the side of a hill and unfortunately the picture does not do it justice with the angle of the shot. That's also my dad and he's not 22 feet tall. Think of all the shots of ski resorts you've seen where the black diamond trails really don't look that difficult until you actually get there.

On the front side there is a huge slab split off from the rock, back to the right (facing the hill) there is a climbable side that is 5.9 and up. The backside sports some short traversing with an easy (5.5) climb to the top of the boulder. Up there are a couple of bolts you can rappel/toprope from. On the left side there is a wicked overhang that forms a bit of a cave where many have built fires. Unfortunately the overhang is pretty well covered with soot, etc and is tough to get a grip on even with the best of chalk.
Landings are tough here. The backside traverse is about the best you can do. Bring a pad and a partner. There are also many other smaller glacial erratics surrounding Cochegan Rock that are nice to goof around on. :shock:


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