Rumbling Bald Bouldering Climbing
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DescriptionSome 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 ThereRumbling 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Rumbling Bald Bouldering
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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