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Elevation: 376 ft 115 m
GPS: 43.11916, -71.18372
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Boulder Natural is nestled in the forest alongside a stream and is home to roughly 30 boulders and 150 problems that have been climbed on for decades. The high quality and highly featured glacially deposited granite offers up slopers and crimps galore and climbs ranging from V0 lowballs to V12 highballs. Classics range from the striking Ride the Lightning and tricky Terrorist to the friendly Hobbit Hole and fierce Halcyon. In other words, there's something here for everyone, but keep in mind that the area dries slower than other areas in the park given its shady nature.

Getting There Suggest change

Continue past lower slabs west along swamp 5 min and behold the boulders.

Alternatively if you drive in from the South, walk along the trail from your car east and stop when you hit the huge boulders.

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237 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Boulder Natural

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 192
Bolt On Top
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 31
Bones to Bits
Boulder
V3 6A
 329
Hobbit Hole
Boulder
Zoo
V4 6B
 87
Vintage
Boulder
V4 6B
 86
Poseidon
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
 47
Brett Does Lawn Jobs (aka.- Keep…
Boulder
V6 7A
 151
Ride the Lightning
Boulder
V6 7A
 121
Terrorist
Boulder
V7 7A+
 47
Glass Blower (aka Pygmies & Corn…
Boulder
V7 7A+
 11
The Dream of Life
Boulder
V8 7B
 60
Mothra Stewart
Boulder
V9 7C
 12
Headz Ain't Ready
Boulder
V11 8A
 12
Halcyon
Boulder
V11 8A
 7
Confident Man
Boulder
V11-12 8A+ PG13
 5
Shadow of the Colossus
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bolt On Top Buttermilk Boulder
 192
V1 5 Boulder
Bones to Bits Split Boulder
 31
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Hobbit Hole Zoo
 329
V3 6A Boulder
Vintage Storm Boulders
 87
V4 6B Boulder
Poseidon Swamp Boulders > Chasm
 86
V4 6B Boulder
Brett Does Lawn Jobs (aka.-… Yosemite Boulder Area
 47
V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Ride the Lightning Storm Boulders
 151
V6 7A Boulder
Terrorist Storm Boulders
 121
V6 7A Boulder
Glass Blower (aka Pygmies &… Storm Boulders
 47
V7 7A+ Boulder
The Dream of Life Yosemite Boulder Area
 11
V7 7A+ Boulder
Mothra Stewart Storm Boulders
 60
V8 7B Boulder
Headz Ain't Ready Marsh Boulders
 12
V9 7C Boulder
Halcyon Split Boulder
 12
V11 8A Boulder
Confident Man Split Boulder
 7
V11 8A Boulder
Shadow of the Colossus Swamp Boulders > Colossal Cluster
 5
V11-12 8A+ PG13 Boulder
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