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Contact Station Boulders 

Contact Station Area  


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Description 

This area is host to many GHSP classics. Park at the Park Office (drinks, snacks, GHSP Guidebooks and maps, Chalk, brushes, and rental crash pads!), and walk the Split Rock Bouldering Trail (GHSP's new & official State Park bouldering tail!). You will reach the Contact Station Boulders within a minute's time. This cluster is home to several of the parks most popular climbs.

Further down the trail you will reach a point where you can drop off to the left on a spur trail to the Alchemy Area. Here you will find several shorter, but fun boulders with many problems to choose from.

Continue along the Split Rock Trail and you will walk through a small meadow leading back to the parking lot and Park Office!

Be sure to scope out more information, videos, pictures, and problem description on GHSP Bouldering: graysonhighlandsbouldering.com...


Getting There 

As you pull into the park you have to pay three dollars (at the peak season) as you drive past the little pay station which is called "The Contact Station". There will be a bigger building with a parking lot to the left directly after this and this is the Park Office.

The Split Rock Bouldering Trail begins at the top of the small hill to the left of the Park Office building (find the small green electric box, behind that are two huge trees. Between the trees is the trailhead). This is a 1.3 mile loop trail that leads directly back to the parking lot.

Follow specific boulderfield access/directions in the GHSP Bouldering Guidebook, or GHSP's Rakkup Guidebook App

Climbing Season



Weather station 6.8 miles from here

56 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',17],['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',4],['V2-3',22],['V4-5',17],['V6-7',11],['V8-9',2],['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 Contact Station Area:
Ranger Rick   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 12'   Contact Station Boulders : Ranger Rick Boulder
Periscope   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Contact Station Boulders : Periscope Boulder
Copperhead   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Contact Station Boulders : Contact Boulder
Mostly Harmless   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Contact Station Boulders : Contact Boulder
Ranger Rick (Sit)   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Contact Station Boulders : Ranger Rick Boulder
True Grit   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Contact Station Boulders : True Grit Boulder
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Inspecting True Grit Boulder at the Contact Statio...
Inspecting True Grit Boulder at the Contact Statio...
The True Grit Boulder at the contact Station Bould...
The True Grit Boulder at the contact Station Bould...
Travis Melin on "Periscope" (V-3) on the...
Travis Melin on "Periscope" (V-3) on the...
Jason Lachniet's FA of "True Grit"(V-5)a...
Jason Lachniet's FA of "True Grit"(V-5)a...
Joanna Jennings on "Ranger Rick" (V-0), ...
Joanna Jennings on "Ranger Rick" (V-0), ...
Aaron Parlier with a snowy FA of "Tech-Tonic&...
Aaron Parlier with a snowy FA of "Tech-Tonic&...
Vanessa Keller on "periscope" (V-3) on t...
Vanessa Keller on "periscope" (V-3) on t...
Aaron Parlier just after the sit-start to "Te...
Aaron Parlier just after the sit-start to "Te...
Vanessa Keller on "True Grit" (V-5+) on ...
Vanessa Keller on "True Grit" (V-5+) on ...
Vanessa Keller on "Ranger Rick" (V-0+) o...
Vanessa Keller on "Ranger Rick" (V-0+) o...
Vanessa Keller on the sit start to "periscope...
Vanessa Keller on the sit start to "periscope...
Katie Everson sizing up the Ranger Rick Boulder
Katie Everson sizing up the Ranger Rick Boulder

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