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Elevation: 996 ft 304 m
GPS: 35.1702, -81.3649
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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.

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Fill out a climbing/hiking permit at outside the visitor center. 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. The visitor center also has bathrooms.

To get to the boulders, you can follow the Ridgeline Trail from the trailhead at the back of the visitors center (~1.1 miles total hike). This keeps you on an established trail for all times, but it is the longest approach. Ridgeline trail will take you southwest for about 0.3 miles, at which point you'll see a sign for Boulders Outlook to turn northeast to head towards the Bethlehem Road trail crossing. Alternatively, you can walk out of the parking lot, the same way you entered in, and walk up (north) Bethlehem Road to the pedestrian crossing sign that picks up the Ridgeline Trail to the Boulders Outlook (~0.7 miles total hike). Doing this way, you'll arrive at the backside of TMI Boulder on your right. A third option is to walk further up Bethlehem Road from the Ridgeline Trail crossing to the next light pole (0.7 miles total hike). Turn right on a unmarked trail to enter the lower boulder field near Zeus Eye Boulder.

Approach

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Walk back out of the parking lot down the hill. Go back up on Van Dyke Road and then take a left on Bethlehem Road. You'll get to the Ridgeline Trail pedestrian crossing first, and in about another 350 yards, just before the next light pole, there is an unmarked dirt trail on your right going up the hill (shown in photo). Taking the unmarked trail, the first boulder on your left will be Eye of Zeus. The total approach from the parking lot to the boulders field is ~0.7 miles. 

You can also follow Ridgeline Trail the whole time from either the back of the visitor center (~1.1 miles total hike) or the marked pedestrian crossing on Bethlehem Road (~0.7 miles total hike). Staying on Ridgeline Trail will take you to the backside of the TMI Boulder first, with White Trash Boulder near the front side of the TMI Boulder. Both of these boulders will have V0-V1 warmup problems.

Overview Video

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vimeo.com/31706163

Dixon school east guide
https://youtu.be/Bx3KKTn8fIU

Dixon school west guide
https://youtu.be/HAH_M7FJpZ8

123 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Dixon School Boulders

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V1- 5-
 35
Y-Axis
Boulder
V2 5+
 52
Classic Overhang
Boulder
V3 6A
 42
Classic Overhang Direct
Boulder
V3 6A
 50
Snake Jam
Boulder
V3 6A
 29
Galvatron
Boulder
V3 6A
 43
2+2=5
Boulder
V4 6B
 46
Krill
Boulder
V4 6B
 34
Lucifer
Boulder
V4 6B
 20
Classic Arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Tyrannosaurus Snake
Boulder
V5 6C
 22
Venom
Boulder
V6 7A
 11
Zeus Eye
Boulder
V6 7A
 21
Razorburn
Boulder
V7 7A+
 20
Atlas
Boulder
Egg
V7+ 7A+
 22
Dick Cheney
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Y-Axis Y-Axis Boulder
 35
V1- 5- Boulder
Classic Overhang Classic Overhang Boulder
 52
V2 5+ Boulder
Classic Overhang Direct Classic Overhang Boulder
 42
V3 6A Boulder
Snake Jam Snake Jam Boulder
 50
V3 6A Boulder
Galvatron Decepticon Boulder
 29
V3 6A Boulder
2+2=5 George Orwell Boulder
 43
V3 6A Boulder
Krill Whale's Head Boulder
 46
V4 6B Boulder
Lucifer Hell Boulder
 34
V4 6B Boulder
Classic Arete Missing Boulder
 20
V4 6B Boulder
Tyrannosaurus Snake Snake Jam Boulder
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Venom Snake Jam Boulder
 22
V5 6C Boulder
Zeus Eye Zeus Eye Boulder
 11
V6 7A Boulder
Razorburn Incinerator Boulder
 21
V6 7A Boulder
Atlas Egg
 20
V7 7A+ Boulder
Dick Cheney Hell Boulder
 22
V7+ 7A+ Boulder
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