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Apr 22, 2014
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Does anyone know if any established boulders lie within the Birkhead Wilderness near Asheboro NC. We did a short Backpacking trip there and I stumbled on a good 15+ft boulder similar to the ones at Asheboro boulder field. Tempted to explore a bit more.

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Adam Paashaus
From Greensboro, North Carolina
Joined May 20, 2007
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Apr 23, 2014
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There is one notable boulder field in uwharrie. Not great, some of the taller boulders were even were bolted / some cut at one point. Known for having some of the boulders scared by people cutting holds into them.

I have heard of other scattered boulders throughout the park but not heard of any solid concentration of them besides the one area.
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Apr 23, 2014
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Interesting. Sounds like the southern Uwarries? Not Birkhead. Funny thing is one time, long ago, I was wandering around Badin Lake off a forest service road and found an overhanging "wall" about 15 high with an old bolt and glued on plastic holds. Adam Paashaus
From Greensboro, North Carolina
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Apr 24, 2014
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There are boulders scattered around the Uwharries (Birkhead is the Northern Uwharries). If you drive 64 west from Asheboro you can see a few off in the woods. As far as I know the best concentration is at Ridge's Mountain (the Asheboro Boulders leased by the CCC). Wouldn't surprise me if there were decent boulders scattered around that region. Brian Payst
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