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Areas in Grohman Narrows Bouldering

Cave Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Elevation: 1,877 ft
GPS: 49.494, -117.388 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: allenclimbs on Sep 12, 2014
Admins: Kate Lynn
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Description

Very high quality Granite bouldering.

The climbing here consists of some really textured, high quality, fine-grained granite similar to the coast. Unlike a lot of the rock around the immediate Nelson area these boulders are full of features, which makes for 105 awesome boulder problems of all grades and styles. Many of the lines follow lips, cracks and arêtes and offer a unique climbing experience that is signature to the bouldering here. There is a ton of good climbing and combined with the view, atmosphere and proximity to town, this is THE best bouldering to be had in Nelson, B.C.

People have been climbing in Grohman for quite a while now, and while this guide has done its best to name and grade most of the problems, much of the information has become obscured as far as first ascents and names go. The star ratings and general grade consensus is mostly that of the author and some bouldering locals. Similar to Squamish, this type of granite takes time to hone your skills on, slopers, smeary feet, and committing top outs are the norm here and it takes a different climbing style to achieve success. Having said this, the climbing is very natural and it’s a wonderful place to gain strength and learn how to trust the rock. Bring your camera, as many pads as you can muster up, your brush, tape, your best climbing friends, a whole bunch of stoke and you are going to have one awesome time here. Happy sending!!! A.R

Special Note on Access: Please do your best to keep a low profile while walking the tracks seeing is how it is actually private property and we are not supposed to be trespassing here. As of late the RCMP & CP Rail Employees have been cracking down on the Squatters and the trespassing. They don’t seem to mind us climbers YET, but do please limit your time on the tracks and pick up after yourself. This could be a touchy situation and we don’t want to jeopardize our access to this wonderful place.

Printable (free) topo.guide download here: 
 
Part One - squamishclimbingmagazine.ca…
Part Two - squamishclimbingmagazine.ca…

Getting There

Directions: From the 4-Way stop at the end of Baker St. drive 3.5kms towards Castlegar on highway 3A/6 (west) to a large gravel pullout on your right (north) where the passing lane ends. Walk down some rock stairs to where you come across a sign indicating ‘Grohman Boulders’ and the start of the trail. The ‘Cave’ boulders are about 2 minutes down the trail and the rest are no longer than 10 minutes from here, strewn along in close vicinity to the tracks and the river.

Tread lightly and keep a low profile as walking on any tracks in Canada is technically private property.

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