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West Side Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Shady but still very hot in the summer. Great winter spot.

Getting There 

Instead of following the trail up to the cliff just head into the boulders on the left side of the trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

74 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',31],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Side Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Side Boulders:
Captain Aslab   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Moby Dick Boulder
Short Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Short Crack Boulder
Crescent Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Devil Boulder
Classic Overhang   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Classic Overhang
Basketball Mantle   V3 6A     Boulder   Hull Area : Shady Grove
Unknown V3   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Trailside Area : Trailside Boulder
Dime Crack    V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Trailside Area : Trailside Boulder
Moby Dick   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Moby Dick Boulder
Mike's Slab   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 25'   The Cluster
The Helicopter sds   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Washing Machine Boulder
The Campus Problem   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Trailside Area : Trailside Boulder
Sleeping in the Devil's Bed   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Devil Boulder
Kung Fu Grip   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Cave Boulder
Redneck Riviera   V5+ 6C+     Boulder   Hull Area : The Hull
Rotator Cuff (SDS V6 Stand V5)   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Cave Boulder
Terminator Exit (aka Dyslexia)   V6 7A     Boulder   The Terraces
11:11   V7 7A+     Boulder   Washing Machine Boulder
French Maid    V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   French Maid Area
The Green Knob (SDS V7 Stand V5)   V7 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Cave Boulder
Patio Roof   V8 7B     Boulder   The Terraces
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Featured Route For West Side Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Joshua on Lost Cause, V5

Lost Cause V5 6C  NC : Rumbling Bald : ... : 45 degree boulder
Start hands matched on the obvious jug in the center of the boulder. Bust out left and work into a right heel hook and right hand crimp before making a big move to the obvious ramp. Finish with a nice mantle....[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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By Dan Petty
From: Wheat Ridge, CO
Nov 11, 2010
An excellent map of some of the boulders in this area that are on Carolina Climber's Coalition property can be viewed here:
CCC Boulders.
By joshua rodas
Nov 2, 2011
that CCC map is awesome thanks!
By Mike Reardon
Feb 25, 2013
Set up carpooling/ shuttle driving here to help out all climbers accessing the Bald:

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