Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Contrast Boulder

Elevation: 2,537 ft
GPS: 37.359, -80.589 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 662 total · 9/month
Shared By: Aaron Parlier on Apr 13, 2012
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Jake Jones, Shawn Heath
Getting weather forecast...

Description

The 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 There

Walk 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.

6 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Contrast Boulder Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

Jay Shultis
Oneonta, NY
Jay Shultis   Oneonta, NY  
Thx for building the small retaining wall, makes this much more enjoyable! Dec 14, 2013

More About Contrast Boulder

Printer-Friendly Guide
What's New

All Photos Within Contrast Boulder (7)

Most Popular · Newest