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    Here's a list I don't think exists: Mountains whose summit is a giant boulder

    Here is a list I don't think exists yet: Mountains where the summit highest point is a stand alone boulder or glacial erratic.
    I know of at least a few of them.
    Yesterday, while working on the Vermont 500 Highest List I climbed this 1,880' peak in Granby Vermont. The summit was an absolutely enormous perfectly fractured boulder which was cool to encounter.
    I can think of at least a few other mountains in the Northeast where the summit high point is a giant stand alone boulder, such as Bailey Hill 3,051' in the Adirondacks. It would be cool to assemble a list of peaks with this characteristic.

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    Wonalancet Hedgehog has a large boulder at the high point.

    In Stoddard, NH, the summit of the unofficially-named Chapman's Hill is strewn with huge glacial boulders.

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    Vermont 500 highest list?

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    The Madison Boulder is a summit unto itself.

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    Peekamooose in the Cats, is quite large.

    A few of the CHH.

    Hunter's rock is not quite a boulder

    Blackhead?
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    Flat Mountain (North), New Hampshire

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    Black Mountain, North Peak, Jackson, N.H.

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    Glen Boulder is quite impressive though not located on a summit per se. I used to have a good photo of it. Not sure where it went, but the boulder is still there.
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    From memory...Bailey Hill in NY?

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    I've never been there, nor did I sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night, however, I have a sneaking suspicion that Bailey Hill (NY) has a summit boulder.

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    Owlshead from Cherry? I seem to remember having to climb up a big boulder to get to the top for views as my Lab waited 20 feet or so below.

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    The Horn, on Mount Cabot, would qualify.

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    Someone climbed on Sawtooth #9 boulder?

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    IIRC, Wallface has a summit boulder, too, yes?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEO View Post
    IIRC, Wallface has a summit boulder, too, yes?
    Yup I was thinking about this one too.

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    Bolder on summit of Bailey Hill

    Dennis Crispo next to the bolder. We were able to climb to the top using the nearby trees
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