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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.
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.
30 Total Routes
Browse More Classics in East Side Boulders
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for East Side Boulders:
Poison Arete V1 5 Boulder
Come Out and Play V2 5+ Boulder
Silver Platter V2 5+ Boulder
Frakenberry V3 6a Boulder
Urinal Cake V3 6a Boulder
Red Clouds Above V3 6a Boulder
Slave Driver V3 6a Boulder
Brackish One V4 6b Boulder
The Northcarolinian V5 6c Boulder
Panhandler V5+ 6c+ Boulder, 30'
Torque Master V5+ 6c+ Boulder
Dab Police V6 7a Boulder
Coffee Yogurt (sit) V6 7a Boulder, 15'
Pit BBQ V6+ 7a Boulder, 15'
I Wanna New Drug V6+ 7a Boulder
Morning Star V7 7a+ Boulder
The Poltician V8 7b Boulder
Brackish Water V8 7b Boulder
Albatross V9 7c Boulder, 9'
Clear Water V9 7c Boulder, 13'
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