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Routes in White Chuck River Boulders (D-Ton)

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Situated on FSR 23, just off the Mountain Loop Highway, this compact area has, by comparison to most “west side” bouldering areas, a zero approach! To date, there are around 30 established problems and several projects. Grades range from V0s to V8s, the projects will be considerably harder.

Getting There

Directions: (About 1hr 45 min from Seattle) From Seattle: Head north on I-5. Take Exit 208, route 530 east toward Darrington, via Arlington. From the four-way stop at the Shell gas station in Darrington, turn Right onto Mountain Loop Highway (South). Follow this for approximately 9 miles. Just past the White Chuck Boat Launch and where the pavement ends, turn left (east) onto FSR 23. Follow this for 4.3 miles to a pullout on the left side of the road and park here. Walk up the road (east) for approximately 60 meters and look for an obvious cairn on the right side of the road (south side). Take this trail and the first boulder (The Welcome Boulder) is approximately 100 meters from the road.

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Classic Climbing Routes at White Chuck River Boulders (D-Ton)

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Video of D-Ton.
youtube.com/watch?v=C6oWqEv… Dec 11, 2013
Another D-Ton Video.
youtube.com/watch?v=m-Ksbcj… Dec 11, 2013
Curt Veldhuisen
Bellingham, WA
Curt Veldhuisen   Bellingham, WA
Looks really cool - thanks for sharing the goodies! Friendly suggestion: Any interest in calling this place the White Chuck Boulders in honor of the nearby river and peak (D-ton is >10 miles away)? Feb 23, 2014
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, WA  
Curtveld - the name change sounds good to me. If the main developers here are OK with it, I'll make the change. Feb 24, 2014
Daniel Reeves
Seattle, WA
Daniel Reeves   Seattle, WA
Was driving through Darrington on a short afternoon recently so thought I'd stop into the boulders and check them out. Update: most boulders have definitely been swallowed up by the inexorable pnw moss. We drove past the "obvious" cairn a few times as it too has been engulfed, but it is there. And the road is good, the topo is really good, and the mileage to the trail is pretty close to spot on. Using the bends in the river on the google map helped us a lot to find it. Also, the parking is more of a head in spot than a side of the road pull over. We scrubbed a little and climbed some nice lines that seemed more traveled, big props to the original developers, how the hell did you find this place? Sep 13, 2017
We spent about an hour walking around where the cairn/trail are supposed to be before bailing for Lucid Boulders. Bushwhacking a few yards at a time, we still couldn't see anything promising. There are two signs posted along the road, a 4-mile marker and a "road curves" sign, which might be good markers for updating directions.

Also heads up: about 3.8 miles along FSR-23 the road is almost completely washed out. Definitely no way for vehicular traffic, but totally solid on foot:
photos.google.com/share/AF1… May 28, 2018
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, WA  
In response to Daniel's and Augustus's comments, maybe more boulderers should adopt the heavy cleaning tactics of route developers.
See gripped.com/articles/the-fi… May 28, 2018

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