Contrast Boulder Climbing
|GPS:||37.359, -80.589 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Aaron Parlier on Apr 13, 2012|
|Admins:||Aaron Parlier, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath|
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DescriptionThe Contrast Boulder AKA "Choss Boulder" (due to the fact that it was underestimated for quite some time) is a large, steep boulder that sits inclined and long ways on the hillside past the Shadow Cast Boulder. Contrast is about a 12 minute walk down the trail up on the hillside to the left of the stream.
This boulder has fairly good landings and the lines here are unique. The faces look heavily featured but most holds are practically unusable due to their angle and the steep inclination. This aspect affords the possibility for really difficult grades and challenging movement. Expect tricky holds varying from slopers, crimps, pinches, underclings, pockets, knobs, and seams.
Getting ThereWalk past the first bridge and past the first boulder-strewn hillside where you find "polytechnic" "pyramid" and "Top Ramin". Continue past the Shadow Cast boulder that is to the right of the trail and shortly you will come to the small (too small and dirty to climb) cube-like block that is "balanced" on its corner and near the left side of the trail.
Up on the bouldery hillside to the left you will see several larger boulders higher up on the hill. Walk toward them and this is the steep, dark, and orange boulder that is larger than the rest. On its right side there are interesting black erratic blotches speckled across the steep face.
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