Elevation: 7,734 ft
GPS: 44.729, -110.473 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Frank Hessler on Mar 29, 2010
Admins: Mike Snyder, Jake Dickerson, Taylor Spiegelberg
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Description

Located on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. The Glacial Boulder is the classic boulder to climb in Yellowstone.

Getting There

Take the North Rim drive to the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River just south of Canyon Village, follow the road to a right hand turn to Inspiration Point, this will lead you directly to the Glacial Boulder trailhead and the boulder itself.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Glacial Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
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Chicken Out Ridge
Boulder
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 4
Face Value
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V3 6A
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7-mm Hole
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Chicken Out Ridge
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V1 5 Boulder
Face Value
 4
V1+ 5 Boulder
7-mm Hole
 3
V3 6A Boulder
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shooperstar
Philadelphia pa
shooperstar   Philadelphia pa
lots of good routes on this boulder Oct 10, 2016
Adam Willis
Washington, DC
Adam Willis   Washington, DC
I was just visiting Yellowstone and was super excited to climb this boulder, but it's currently closed off and expected to be unavailable until Spring 2018 via NPS website.

Source: Canyon Area Construction Projects Aug 9, 2017
Jared Hancock
Travelers Rest, SC
Jared Hancock   Travelers Rest, SC
Any updates on the opening date? Apr 23, 2018
Frank Hessler
Winona, MN
Frank Hessler   Winona, MN
The trail is not closed, you just have to walk up the road as far as I have heard. Lots of snow at Canyon right now though. Apr 24, 2018