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East Side Boulders

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Albatross 
Bloodroot 
Brackish One 
Brackish Water 
Cheapside 
Clear Water 
Coffee Yogurt (sit) 
Come Out and Play 
Crack the Whip 
Cramped 
Dab Police 
Daffodil 
Double Shot 
Dred Scott 
Frakenberry 
Grease Pit 
I Wanna New Drug 
Leap of Faith 
Morning After, The 
Morning Star 
Northcarolinian, The 
Panhandler 
Pit BBQ 
Poison Arete 
Pole Catprow 
Poltician, The 
Poop in Your Soup 
Prickly Pear 
Projectile Vomit 
Rated E for Everyone 
Red Clouds Above 
Satisfaction 
Silver Platter 
Slave Driver 
Squat 
Stone Wall 
Tiger Lily 
Torque Master 
Urinal Cake 

East Side Boulders Rock Climbing 


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Description 

The east side of Rumbling Bald hosts some of the finest bouldering in the state. A little steeper and more concentrated than the west side, and can be a little tricky to learn your way around. All the same, if you are looking for some great bouldering and the west side just isn't doing it for you, then check this area out. It is every bit as good if not better than the west side.

Getting There 

Follow the old jeep trail from the bottom parking lot to the right. The road becomes increasingly steep and eventually levels out with a nice view of Lake Lure and an old campsite (no you cannot camp here). From here you will start to see the boulders. If you walk straight you will end up in the Cereal area, and heading down and to the right will take you towards the slave driver area.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.5 miles from here

39 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',2],['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',2],['V2-3',16],['V4-5',10],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',5],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in East Side Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Side Boulders:
Poison Arete   V1 5     Boulder   
Crack the Whip   V2 5+     Boulder   
Silver Platter   V2 5+     Boulder   
Come Out and Play   V2 5+     Boulder   
Leap of Faith   V3 6A     Boulder   
Frakenberry   V3 6A     Boulder   
Slave Driver   V3+ 6A+     Boulder   
Brackish One   V4 6B     Boulder   
The Northcarolinian   V5 6C     Boulder   
Torque Master   V5+ 6C+     Boulder   
I Wanna New Drug   V6 7A     Boulder   
Pit BBQ   V6+ 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Projectile Vomit   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   
Morning Star   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Brackish Water   V8 7B     Boulder   
The Poltician   V8 7B     Boulder   
Clear Water   V9 7C     Boulder, 13'   
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Photos of East Side Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Politician
BETA PHOTO: The Politician
Rock Climbing Photo: Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Below the cereal area
Below the cereal area
Rock Climbing Photo: Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
Rock Climbing Photo: Below the cereal area
Below the cereal area
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Lovelace on Morning Star (v7)
Steve Lovelace on Morning Star (v7)
Rock Climbing Photo: Steve Lovelace on Morning Star (v7)
Steve Lovelace on Morning Star (v7)
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron Parlier sending Albatross (v9)
Aaron Parlier sending Albatross (v9)
Rock Climbing Photo: Aaron Parlier sending Albatross (v9) on the Diamon...
Aaron Parlier sending Albatross (v9) on the Diamon...

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By EVAN HAYS
Nov 18, 2011
I am new to the area and don't know the name of boulders or problems. I posted pictures with the hope that someone would identif them so I can put the pics in the proper places. Thanks
By Brad Caldwell
From: Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Nov 19, 2011
Evan, it sounds like you need to get the Bald bouldering guidebook. It has photos of many boulders and is pretty easy to use to navigate to most any route in any of the bouldering areas.

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