Hippie Boulder Climbing
|GPS:||35.528, -85.023 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Brad Fauteux on Jan 6, 2018|
|Admins:||saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough|
DescriptionThis is a very exposed boulder located in the middle of the main river running through the park. It is somewhat difficult to get to the problems on the backside of the boulder, but the setting and location is very cool. This boulder hosts a variety of problems, the main one being "Hippie Culture", a V9 right to left traverse on pocket crimps and buckets for the top out. There is also a highball V7 just to the right, with a no fall zone from about half-way to the top of the problem. It looks like there are boulder problems on the right side of the overhang aswell, but the landing is quite bad. Doing them on top rope is most likely the best idea.
Getting ThereAbout a 10 minute hike, this boulder is located almost directly downhill from the Vapor Lock Cave.
Hike down the main trail until you come upon some old rock walls built over a hundred years ago. You should be able to look to your left and see a steep hill leading down to the river, where a huge boulder lies. Walk to the end of the steep hill following the main trail until you find a faint trail leading down into the riverbed. Once down the hill, figure out which way you'd like to cross to get to the opposite side of the boulder. The right side of the boulder seems to be the easiest way back from the other side, but perhaps the left is easier to get there in the first place. You will want someone to hand your pads and gear up to you, or else it may get lost in the churning waters.
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