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Boulder Field (Downstream boulders) 


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Description 

The good stuff. Initially developed in the mid 90's by group of local boulderers (Andy Quillen, Ed Lyman, Jonathon Kingston, Matt Behrens, Jeremy Kane and "British Mike"), this area (and Bozoo in general) has seen waves of development after each dry spell. This area is a nice cluster of good sized boulders scattered at the cliff base. The lines here are overall more appealing than the other areas (IMO), and vary from horizontal slapfests to steep slopey technical faces. A real boulderers paradise.


Getting There 

Take the trail into the woods through the campsite located in the far right corner of the campground. Follow the left hand fork alongside the river. Lots of trees were Downed in the Derecho an drecent flooding make travel much harder than in the past. Take the river trail until you see two huge boulders sitting on the bank of the river across from the Lick Creek tributary to the river. From here negotiate through the maze of downed trees and head up the hill. Routes are described as left or right in reference to the alligator skin looking boulder (obvious).

Alternately most boulder problems can be found by traversing the bluff line to the left from Simpson's wall. I have been told this "trail" is nearly impossible with so much Blow Down that you can barely get through, especially with a pad. Going this way you will see 'A1, A2' problems first.


43 Total Routes


['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',8],['V2-3',15],['V4-5',12],['V6-7',7],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Boulder Field (Downstream boulders):
Balance Arete   V2 5+     Boulder   K: Air Jordy Boulder
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Hermit Cave V6 7A  WV : Bozoo : ... : D:Hermit Cave
Start deep in the cave. Please do not pull hard on the mostly detached block in center (should have an X on it). Use an undercling behind and right of this block in addition to the high left jug/edge. Still works as a proper SDS. Pull off the ground to match on the good huge sidepull, then bump out low and left. Continue out and up using dynamic movement. Crux seems to be pulling into the face, get creative! Excellent fun!...[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

Photos of Boulder Field (Downstream boulders) Slideshow Add Photo
Hobbit Hole
Hobbit Hole
Chameleon Boulder
Chameleon Boulder
211 Spot
211 Spot
Slap and Squeeze
Slap and Squeeze
Left sector stuff
Left sector stuff
A very generalized map of bouldering on the left side. Many more exist in the same area.
A very generalized map of bouldering on the left s...
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