Elevation: 1,607 ft
GPS: 35.449, -82.214 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Aaron Parlier on Nov 14, 2017
Admins: 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.

216 Total Climbs

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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.
V1 5
 65
The Ladder
Boulder
V2- 5+
 64
Short Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 34
Silver Platter
Boulder
V2 5+
 112
Crescent Crack
Boulder
V2 5+
 74
Captain Aslab
Boulder
V3 6A
 81
Black Slab Right
Boulder
V3 6A
 57
Basketball Mantle
Boulder
V3 6A
 46
Classic Overhang
Boulder
V3 6A
 51
Gone Missing
Boulder
V4 6B
 45
Driver
Boulder
V4 6B
 53
Brackish One
Boulder
V4 6B
 108
Dime Crack
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 57
The Helicopter sds
Boulder
V5 6C
 48
Kung Fu Grip
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 56
Rotator Cuff (SDS V6 Stand V5)
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Ladder W Side Boulders > Cave Boulder
 65
V1 5 Boulder
Short Crack W Side Boulders > Short Crack Boulder
 64
V2- 5+ Boulder
Silver Platter E Side Boulders > Silver Platter Boulder
 34
V2 5+ Boulder
Crescent Crack W Side Boulders > Devil Boulder
 112
V2 5+ Boulder
Captain Aslab W Side Boulders > Moby Dick Boulder
 74
V2 5+ Boulder
Black Slab Right W Side Boulders > Cave Boulder
 81
V3 6A Boulder
Basketball Mantle W Side Boulders > Hull Area > Shady Grove
 57
V3 6A Boulder
Classic Overhang W Side Boulders > Classic Overhang
 46
V3 6A Boulder
Gone Missing W Side Boulders > Trailside Area > Trailside Boulder
 51
V3 6A Boulder
Driver E Side Boulders > Driver Boulder
 45
V4 6B Boulder
Brackish One E Side Boulders > Brackish Boulder
 53
V4 6B Boulder
Dime Crack W Side Boulders > Trailside Area > Trailside Boulder
 108
V4 6B Boulder
The Helicopter sds W Side Boulders > Washing Machine Boulder
 57
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Kung Fu Grip W Side Boulders > Cave Boulder
 48
V5 6C Boulder
Rotator Cuff (SDS V6 Stand V5) W Side Boulders > Cave Boulder
 56
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
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