Elevation: 1,335 ft
GPS: 47.848, -121.61 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jesse James on Mar 13, 2006 · Updates
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.

268 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.
V2- 5+
 35
Beam Me Up
Boulder
V3- 6A
 36
Summer Solstice
Boulder
V3 6A
 27
Fern Crack
Boulder
V4 6B
 19
Gates of Fire
Boulder
V4 6B
 66
Midnight Lichen
Boulder
V4+ 6B+ PG13
 32
Serenity Now
Boulder
V5 6C
 25
Stinkin' Slopers
Boulder
V5 6C
 40
Samurai
Boulder
V6 7A
 24
Five Star arete
Boulder
V6 7A
 45
Sobriosity
Boulder
V6 7A PG13
 21
Ryan's Problem
Boulder
V6 7A
 34
Metroid Prime
Boulder
V6-7 7A+
 35
Obesity
Boulder
V7 7A+
 27
Doja
Boulder
V7 7A+
 19
World's Best
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beam Me Up Forest > W Forest > Beam Me Up Boulder
 35
V2- 5+ Boulder
Summer Solstice Clearcut > Equinox Boulder
 36
V3- 6A Boulder
Fern Crack Forest > Central Forest > Doja Boulder
 27
V3 6A Boulder
Gates of Fire Forest > E Forest > Thermopylae Wall
 19
V4 6B Boulder
Midnight Lichen Forest > … > Midnight Lichen… > Midnight Lichen boulder
 66
V4 6B Boulder
Serenity Now Camp Serene
 32
V4+ 6B+ PG13 Boulder
Stinkin' Slopers Forest > … > Midnight Lichen… > Stinkin' Slopers boulder
 25
V5 6C Boulder
Samurai Forest > E Forest > Cracked Egg Boulder
 40
V5 6C Boulder
Five Star arete 5 Star Boulder
 24
V6 7A Boulder
Sobriosity 5 Star Boulder
 45
V6 7A Boulder
Ryan's Problem Camp Serene
 21
V6 7A PG13 Boulder
Metroid Prime Forest > E Forest > Metroid Prime Boulder
 34
V6 7A Boulder
Obesity Clearcut > Fraggle Rock Group
 35
V6-7 7A+ Boulder
Doja Forest > Central Forest > Doja Boulder
 27
V7 7A+ Boulder
World's Best Zeke's Trail Bo… > World's Best Boulder
 19
V7 7A+ Boulder
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