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Hospital Boulders Rock Climbing 


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Hospital Boulders. Photo credit John Paul Floyd.

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On November 15, 2012, the Southeastern Climbers Coalition, with funding provided by the Access Fund, purchased the "Hospital Boulders" in Gadsden, Alabama.

The Hospital Boulders boasts 150-200 high quality sandstone boulder problems, and even some short traditional, sport and top rope climbs on the west brow of Lookout Mountain. The area, with its spectacular scenic views, still has potential for many more first ascents.

The 39-acre tract sits conveniently off I-59, just past Mountain View Hospital at the end of Scenic Highway in Gadsden, AL. Access is optimal with an SCC-owned road that leads to a parking area less than a minute from the boulder field. There are additional boulders located just outside the SCC property, and the SCC will be working with the landowner of this adjacent property to open up the entire boulder field in the future.

Visit seclimbers.org to donate now and learn more about access.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Hospital Boulders. Photo credit John Paul Floyd.
Hospital Boulders. Photo credit John Paul Floyd.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hospital Boulders. Photo credit John Paul Floyd.
Hospital Boulders. Photo credit John Paul Floyd.
Rock Climbing Photo: Hospital Boulders. Photo credit John Paul Floyd.
Hospital Boulders. Photo credit John Paul Floyd.

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By Jordan M
Oct 15, 2013
Hospital Boulders is a very cool boulder field that includes some tall formations. Low traffic makes this a great spot to get away from the crowds and loud groups. There looks to be plenty of problems to put up still, you will be able to see where some folks have climbed or cleaned and you will see a lot of moss and dirt on the rock as well. We went without knowing anything in the place and got a complete day of bouldering in. There are a variety of types of problems, which also range in difficulty. You can climb slabs, bulges, faces, steep, overhung... Definitely worth adventuring to.
By George Evans
Jan 20, 2015
Farmer's Dyno, Underworld, 50 Words for Crazy, Headbangers Ball, etc. are not on the tract of property that the SCC purchased and are still on private land.
By Tim Foote
Jan 14, 2016
Anyone know where you can get a map of the problems or any sort of layout? Or is it more of a go with people who know the territory the first time kinda thing?
By Frictionquest
Jan 20, 2016
There is a topo on scc website on the hospital boulders page just click the link labeled for the topo.

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