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Elevation: 1,607 ft
GPS: 35.449, -82.214 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Aaron Parlier on Nov 14, 2017
Admins: Ryan Williams, Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

Description

Some of North Carolina's best bouldering is found at Rumbling Bald. Exquisite gneiss boulders in a beautiful forest setting where you can find problems ranging in difficulty from V-fun to V-12. Prime time for RB bouldering is smack-dab in the middle of winter.

Here you will find a taste of the classics, but please do yourself a favor and buy the awesome and amazingly throughough full color 2nd edition guidebook by Chris Dorrity: Buy The Guide Here!

Getting There

Rumbling Bald is located just outside the town of Chimney Rock. From points west (Asheville, etc.), pick up US 74A and go east to where 74A combines with US 64 and SR 9 near Bat Cave. From points east (Charlotte), exit I-85 south of Charlotte for Kings Mountain and US 74; follow 74 west to Forest City and veer off on US 74A west to Bat Cave.

From Bat Cave, follow the signs for Chimney Rock Park and pass the park entrance as you go through the town of Chimney Rock. Not quite a half mile past the park, turn left on Boys Camp Road (SR 1305). Follow this for about a mile and a half to the parking on the left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rumbling Bald Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V2 5+
Crescent Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
Silver Platter
Boulder
V2 5+
Captain Aslab
Boulder
V2 5+
Short Crack
Boulder
V3 6A
Unknown V3
Boulder
V3 6A
Basketball Mantle
Boulder
V3 6A
Classic Overhang
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
Slave Driver
Boulder
V4 6B
Brackish One
Boulder
V4 6B
Dime Crack
Boulder
V4 6B
Moby Dick
Boulder
V5 6C
Kung Fu Grip
Boulder
V5+ 6C+
Rotator Cuff (SDS V6 Stand V5)
Boulder
V6 7A
Pit BBQ
Boulder
V7- 7A+
The Green Knob (SDS V7 Stand V5)
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crescent Crack W Side Boulders > Devil Boulder V2 5+ Boulder
Silver Platter E Side Boulders > Silver Platter Boulder V2 5+ Boulder
Captain Aslab W Side Boulders > Moby Dick Boulder V2 5+ Boulder
Short Crack W Side Boulders > Short Crack Boulder V2 5+ Boulder
Unknown V3 W Side Boulders > Trailside Area > Trailside Boulder V3 6A Boulder
Basketball Mantle W Side Boulders > Hull Area > Shady Grove V3 6A Boulder
Classic Overhang W Side Boulders > Classic Overhang V3 6A Boulder
Slave Driver E Side Boulders > Slave Driver Boulder V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Brackish One E Side Boulders > Brackish Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Dime Crack W Side Boulders > Trailside Area > Trailside Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Moby Dick W Side Boulders > Moby Dick Boulder V4 6B Boulder
Kung Fu Grip W Side Boulders > Cave Boulder V5 6C Boulder
Rotator Cuff (SDS V6 Stand V5) W Side Boulders > Cave Boulder V5+ 6C+ Boulder
Pit BBQ E Side Boulders > Pit V6 7A Boulder
The Green Knob (SDS V7 Stan… W Side Boulders > Cave Boulder V7- 7A+ Boulder
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