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Folsom

California > Lake Tahoe > Highway 50 Corridor

Description

Some scattered bouldering can in or near the city of Folsom.

Above the dam, most boulders are within the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area's west shores, with the best close to Beeks Bight. These require either paying an entry fee to park a car here to reach, or taking a rather long trek on foot, hoof or wheel.

Other problems can be had along a scenic stretch of the American River in the city of Folsom, on both shores.

The main spot that I know of firsthand are short easy routes next to Rainbow Bridge, on its northwest side, not exactly deep water soloing, more like shallow water soloing.

Mind that infamous Folsom Prison if you go too far upstream on the south bank.



Old town has some nice eats and drinks in quirky historic buildings.

If you don't want to spring for that, the 'burbs everywhere have cheap eats.

Getting There

Old Folsom area from the 50 freeway, the light rail line during certain hours, or on surface streets; then walk or bike in.

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Photo of the main boulder and it’s jaggedy landing which adds to the challenge.
[Hide Photo] Photo of the main boulder and it’s jaggedy landing which adds to the challenge.
Overhanging with tons of jugs.
[Hide Photo] Overhanging with tons of jugs.
Jacob continuing the send train on Queso.
[Hide Photo] Jacob continuing the send train on Queso.
Looking north/northeast from Beeks Bight parking lot.
[Hide Photo] Looking north/northeast from Beeks Bight parking lot.
"Bolted boulders" seen from the nearest trail.
[Hide Photo] "Bolted boulders" seen from the nearest trail.