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Areas in Dixon School Boulders

Classic Overhang Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Decepticon Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Egg, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Flashlight Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
George Orwell Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Golem Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Hell Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
His & Hers Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Incinerator Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Leaning Tower Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Led Zeppelin 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Missing Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Monster Cereals 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Old Folks Home 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Patio Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Shoulder Jam Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Snake Jam Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
TMI Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Whale's Head Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
White Stripes Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
White Trash Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
WitchCraft 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Y-Axis Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Zeus Eye Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Elevation: 996 ft
GPS: 35.17, -81.365 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: russellHOBART on Jun 22, 2012 with updates from Nicky Woodward and 1 other
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry
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Directions

Off of I-85 take the Dixon School Rd (exit 5) to the south. Turn left on Bethlehem Rd after 1.5 miles (there is a sign saying "Crowders Mtn Boulder Access"). Take a right on Van Dyke Rd and shortly you will find parking lot.

Access

Fill out a climbing/hiking permit at the ranger station. Don't shirk this. Not only is it a good idea for the state's liability but it shows our numbers as a user group and will help with future issues. Getting to the boulders you can take the ridgeline trailhead at the back of the visitors center or you can walk out of the parking lot, the same when you entered in, and walk up the road to the pedestrian crossing sign that picks up the ridgeline trail and take the trail up and away from the park. Walk up the hill till you see the Boulder Overlook sign and climb away.

Approach


Walk back out of the parking lot down the hill. Go down Van Dyke until you take a left on Bethlehem. You will get to the Ridge Trail crossing and in about 100 yards there is a dirt trail on your right going up the hill(shown in photo). First boulder on your left will be Eye of Zeus. The total approach is probably a quarter mile
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Classic Climbing Routes at Dixon School Boulders

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V1- 5-
 19
y-axis
Boulder
V2 5+
 25
Classic Overhang
Boulder
V3 6A
 27
Classic Overhang Direct
Boulder
V3 6A
 30
Snake Jam
Boulder
V3 6A
 18
Galvatron
Boulder
V3 6A
 21
2+2=5
Boulder
V3 6A
 7
Third-Degree
Boulder
V4 6B
 29
Krill
Boulder
V4 6B
 17
Lucifer
Boulder
V4 6B
 11
Classic Arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 12
Which came first?
Boulder
Egg
V5 6C
 14
Venom
Boulder
V6 7A
 8
Razorburn
Boulder
V7 7A+
 9
Atlas
Boulder
Egg
V8 7B
 8
Dick Cheney
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
y-axis Y-Axis Boulder
 19
V1- 5- Boulder
Classic Overhang Classic Overhang Boulder
 25
V2 5+ Boulder
Classic Overhang Direct Classic Overhang Boulder
 27
V3 6A Boulder
Snake Jam Snake Jam Boulder
 30
V3 6A Boulder
Galvatron Decepticon Boulder
 18
V3 6A Boulder
2+2=5 George Orwell Boulder
 21
V3 6A Boulder
Third-Degree Incinerator Boulder
 7
V3 6A Boulder
Krill Whale's Head Boulder
 29
V4 6B Boulder
Lucifer Hell Boulder
 17
V4 6B Boulder
Classic Arete Missing Boulder
 11
V4 6B Boulder
Which came first? Egg
 12
V4 6B Boulder
Venom Snake Jam Boulder
 14
V5 6C Boulder
Razorburn Incinerator Boulder
 8
V6 7A Boulder
Atlas Egg
 9
V7 7A+ Boulder
Dick Cheney Hell Boulder
 8
V8 7B Boulder
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Rick Carpenter
Marion, NC
Rick Carpenter   Marion, NC
sad day...Give the crowds rumbling not G-mother Jun 22, 2012
russellHOBART
Durham, NC
russellHOBART   Durham, NC
Dixon has a guide book. It's well-written and has great topos which makes problems much easier to find. Go to- facebook.com/groups/1707856… and look for Matt (author). The CCC gets a percentage of sales.
Aug 29, 2012
Brad Caldwell
Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Brad Caldwell   Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Here is a link to a review of the Dixon School Road Boulders Guidebook I did last year, when it first came out...
upstatebouldering.blogspot.…
Enjoy! Aug 30, 2012
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
Is this the same quartzite rock as Crowders? If so, game on! Love the friction and the features. Dec 9, 2013

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