Elevation: 1,335 ft
GPS: 47.848, -121.61 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 171,270 total · 1,035/month
Shared By: Jesse James on Mar 13, 2006 with improvements by Poblanco
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
Access Issue: Display Discover Pass, do not block gates, and park off the road Details

Description

Probably the best bouldering near Seattle. There may currently be access issues.

The boulders are great angular-cut granite with excellent friction.

Being on the west side, moss can grow back quickly. So if you think you have cleaned off a new problem, please check the guidebooks carefully and ask around -- it might be an older problem that has grown over.

Getting There

Take Hwy 2 east past Gold Bar, then turn left onto Reiter road. Take this until the road makes a very sharp turn to the left, but go straight instead of turning. There is an obvious 4X4 road on the left after a few miles. It is distinguishable by its giant mud puddle about 30 feet off the road. This road leads up into the clear cut with lots of boulders everywhere.

188 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Gold Bar Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 17
Fern Crack
Boulder
V4 6B
 13
Gates of Fire
Boulder
V4 6B PG13
 20
Serenity Now
Boulder
V4 6B
 15
Unholy
Boulder
V4 6B
 44
Midnight Lichen
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 30
Samurai
Boulder
V5 6C
 20
Stinkin' Slopers
Boulder
V6 7A
 19
Five Star arete
Boulder
V6 7A
 41
Sobriosity
Boulder
V6 7A PG13
 14
Ryan's Problem
Boulder
V6 7A
 26
Metroid Prime
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 29
Obesity
Boulder
V7 7A+
 24
Doja
Boulder
V7 7A+
 16
World's Best
Boulder
V8 7B
 9
Aries: God of War
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Fern Crack Forest
 17
V3 6A Boulder
Gates of Fire Forest
 13
V4 6B Boulder
Serenity Now Camp Serene
 20
V4 6B PG13 Boulder
Unholy Clearcut > Aries Boulders
 15
V4 6B Boulder
Midnight Lichen Forest
 44
V4 6B Boulder
Samurai Forest - area i… > Cracked Egg Boulder
 30
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Stinkin' Slopers Forest
 20
V5 6C Boulder
Five Star arete 5 Star Boulder
 19
V6 7A Boulder
Sobriosity 5 Star Boulder
 41
V6 7A Boulder
Ryan's Problem Camp Serene
 14
V6 7A PG13 Boulder
Metroid Prime Forest
 26
V6 7A Boulder
Obesity Clearcut > Fraggle Rock Group
 29
V6+ 7A Boulder
Doja Forest
 24
V7 7A+ Boulder
World's Best Zeke's Trail Boulders
 16
V7 7A+ Boulder
Aries: God of War Clearcut > Aries Boulders
 9
V8 7B Boulder
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