Gold Bar Boulders Climbing
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DescriptionProbably 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.
Working Timberland Details
April 19, 2017: Weekday access to the Gold Bar boulders has now reopened following a temporary closure to ensure public safety during harvest activities associated with the Dyno timber sale. In partnership with Access Fund and Washington Climbers Coalition, DNR preserved access to much of the road network hikers and climbers use to access the Gold Bar boulders. Learn more about getting outdoors on DNR-managed lands on our website:dnr.wa.gov/go
Getting ThereTake 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Gold Bar Boulders
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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