Gold Bar Boulders Climbing
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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.
There are boulders scattered everywhere northeast of Gold Bar, both near the road and in the foothills. Almost all approaches, however, begin from parking on Reiter Road. From Highway 2 heading east out of Gold Bar, turn left on this road and drive for 2 miles. Several years ago, a driveable forest service road led up into the main areas, but it has since been closed to motorized vehicles. Thus you'll need to hike it.
Most begin by parking at one of the two pullouts at 2.6 and 2.8 miles up Reiter Rd. It is important to keeping access that we don't block the gates or the road. The first pullout has trails that lead to the Five Star Warmup and the Grand Line boulders. The second leads to the Five Star Boulder. Past the 5 Star Boulder is a short bushwacky trail that connects with the gravel road. Follow the gravel road for almost 2 miles to reach the main areas, the Clearcut and the Forest.
To stay on gravel roads the entire time, park at the very first pullout/gate at 2.3 miles from Hwy 2 and follow the road left until under the power lines, then right for 2.5 miles to the Clearcut and Forest.
For more details on specific trails, see the individual areas.
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