Elevation: 700 ft
GPS: 43.803, -71.842 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Jay Knower on Dec 19, 2006
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

Scattered in the woods at the base of the hill, the Black Jack boulders offer some classic problems on great stone. The boulders start near the road and extend uphill almost to Waimea.

This area is complex as boulders lean upon boulders and caves abound. Take some time and explore this area and you will surely find some hidden classics as well as some first ascent potential. Must do problems include, but are not limited to: Zig Zag Crack V1, Umbrella Traverse V2, Black Jack Crack V2x, Spraguesorus V5, Pyramid Power V7, Satan on a Halfshell V10, and Satan's Choice V11.

The Black Jacks can be blissful on dry winter days, or torturous in the heat of summer. Since most of the boulders sit on or near lowlying marsh land, bug season arrives with a vengence in the Black Jacks.

Getting There

Park in the lot. DO NOT PARK ALONG THE ROAD. Walk along the road single file on the left, facing traffic, to telephone pole 37 and follow a well-worn trail uphill into the woods. At the first big boulder you see, follow the trail left, through the Black Jacks.
Or better yet, follow the graded path path from the small parking lot and take the Short Cut trail traversing the hillside west from the top of the wooden staircase which leads to the left side of the Main Cliff. Once past the midway boulder, don't head up the hill like going to Bonsai, but continue straight, under Monsters until you reach the Blackjack's Entrance boulder. This is only 5 minutes more and keeps you off the road, keeping the locals happy and you not run over. Plus you go by more great bouldering.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Black Jack Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 185
Zig Zag Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 51
Moose Tracks
Boulder
V2 5+
 64
The Umbrella Traverse
Boulder
V3 6A
 94
Firestarter
Boulder
V4 6B
 20
Up Into The Green Silence
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 61
Spragueasorus
Boulder
V6 7A
 31
Child Prodigy
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 12
Fisher Fissure
Boulder
V7- 7A+
 17
Bobby's Arete
Boulder
V7 7A+
 39
Bobby's Problem
Boulder
V8 7B
 39
Pyramid Power
Boulder
V10 7C+
 8
Satan on a Halfshell
Boulder
V10 7C+
 15
Satan's Sister Sally
Boulder
V12 8A+
 4
Satan's Choice
Boulder
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b V2 5+
 69
Black Jack Crack
Trad, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Zig Zag Crack Zig Zag Boulder
 185
V1 5 Boulder
Moose Tracks Zig Zag Boulder
 51
V2 5+ Boulder
The Umbrella Traverse Umbrella Boulder
 64
V2 5+ Boulder
Firestarter Moat Boulder
 94
V3 6A Boulder
Up Into The Green Silence Fisher Block
 20
V4 6B Boulder
Spragueasorus Spragueasorus Boulder…
 61
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Child Prodigy Moat Boulder
 31
V6 7A Boulder
Fisher Fissure Fisher Block
 12
V6+ 7A Boulder
Bobby's Arete Entrance Boulders
 17
V7- 7A+ Boulder
Bobby's Problem Entrance Boulders
 39
V7 7A+ Boulder
Pyramid Power Spragueasorus Boulder…
 39
V8 7B Boulder
Satan on a Halfshell Umbrella Boulder
 8
V10 7C+ Boulder
Satan's Sister Sally Umbrella Boulder
 15
V10 7C+ Boulder
Satan's Choice Spragueasorus Boulder…
 4
V12 8A+ Boulder
Black Jack Crack Black Jack Boulder
 69
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b V2 5+ Trad, Boulder
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