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Shared By: Grover Shipman on Apr 14, 2009
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Simply, slews of scattered scampers on the southern slopes of Shasta.

These are volcanic boulders ranging from about 8 to 40 feet. The climbing is varied and moderates abound. Some actual roped route development went on starting in the 1990s by Shaun Moore, who is still in the area. It has close to 50 short bolted lines from 5.0 to 5.14 with more in the making, and also a lifetime of bouldering first ascents.

The landings are works-in-progress in most places, as are the problems. They are subject to hold breakage and hollow/creaking sounds. In my limited sampling of other area rock, this would be one of the best potential spots for destination climbing (bouldering).
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Getting There

From I-5: Take the Central Mt Shasta Exit. Continue through town (two stop-lights) on Lake Street. Lake makes a long left curve and turns into Everett Memorial Highway (leading up to the mountain trailheads). Between mile markers 7 and 8 take a left on a dirt road that descends down a hill and traverses the mountain north until it dead ends. Walk north or up the mountain on climber trails. Enjoy! Don't get lost.

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ian katz
Las Cruces, NM
ian katz   Las Cruces, NM
Pretty accurate description, however I would add that 8 Mile Boulders is a Mecca of bouldering awaiting the right motivated crew to give it the Love and attention it deserves. Sean Moore originally developed the area in the 90's and saw the area's potential, however like many of the Shasta area Crags due to lack of local rock climbers, much of Sean's work was in vain and now the area is need of love once again. Sep 26, 2009
I'm back after many years of injurys and such.this area is called the throne of the mountain gods and has close to 50 short bolted lines from 5.0 to 5.14 and more in the making
also unlimited lifetime of first bouldering ascents Jan 27, 2015
Im moving to redding in a couple months and my family has a cabin right in this crag! id love to get out in this area. Any guidance on routes or a climbing partner would be amazing! Apr 9, 2015
Max McKinnon
San Jose, CA
Max McKinnon   San Jose, CA
Is there any more beta on this area? Guidebooks? Topo? Map? Jun 12, 2017
I climbed on this in early August and it was a lot of fun. Nothing too challenging but still a good time. I have never lead climbed trad before, so the sport routes were nice. Also a lot of top roping options on the boulders all around. If you stray from the more established routes (there are hundreds of boulders), then things get covered in slippery dirt and lichen that make it a challenge to slab / smear climb.

Good view, and there was nobody else around. Peaceful. If you drive up, be careful if you have a car that's low to the ground – you may scratch the bottom. Aug 11, 2017

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