Elevation: 1,549 ft
GPS: 47.848, -121.609 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Zachary K on Jan 15, 2020 · Updates
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Z Winters
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Description

The West Forest is home to one of Gold Bar's must popular warm-up boulders, Beam Me Up. Other than that, it's a great place to find some solitude. The area is well shaded, making it a great place to avoid the heat in the summer. The climbs tend to be more moderate and short compared to other areas. Beam Me Up (V2) and Lightning Crack (V0) are must-dos for any beginner. Harder climbs, like the classic test-piece Lighten Up (V9), are sprinkled in throughout. It's also worth checking out the Outkast Boulders, which are a small collection of quality boulders not included in the Western Washington Bouldering guidebook.

Getting There

Take the trail for the Five Star Boulder, crossing the stream and then switching back under the powerlines tower. The trail will then veer northeast into the forest. Stay right at the first fork in the trail (left will take you to the Five Star Boulder) and continue east until the trail joins the logging road. Follow the logging road up hill to the west until you run into another switchback. Look for a trail (old logging road) uphill from the switchback that heads east parallel to the logging road.

Western-most switchback of the lumber road.

Follow this trail until you reach the Clearcut Boulders and see a trail heading north straight uphill. Take the trail up the hill. Once you hit the edge of the forest you should see the Beam Me Up Boulder on your left. Trails to both Zeke's and Green Goblin can be accessed from this area.

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Forest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 4
High Warm Up
Boulder
V0 4
 8
Chewbacca
Boulder
V0 4
 4
Lightning Crack
Boulder
V1 5
 21
Scotty
Boulder
V1 5
 3
Wrestler
Boulder
V2- 5+
 39
Beam Me Up
Boulder
V2 5+
 9
Mr. Brightside
Boulder
V3- 6A
 5
B.O.B
Boulder
V3 6A PG13
 6
Datura
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
The Final Aeon
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Baby Crackhead
Boulder
V4+ 6B+
 4
Silver Slippers
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
Aquemini
Boulder
V9 7C
 6
Lighten Up aka The Essence
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
High Warm Up Obelisk Boulder
 4
V0 4 Boulder
Chewbacca Mr. Brightside & Chew…
 8
V0 4 Boulder
Lightning Crack Lightning Crack
 4
V0 4 Boulder
Scotty Beam Me Up Boulder
 21
V1 5 Boulder
Wrestler Wrestler Boulder
 3
V1 5 Boulder
Beam Me Up Beam Me Up Boulder
 39
V2- 5+ Boulder
Mr. Brightside Mr. Brightside & Chew…
 9
V2 5+ Boulder
B.O.B Outkast Boulders > Aquemini Boulder
 5
V3- 6A Boulder
Datura Lighten Up Boulder
 6
V3 6A PG13 Boulder
The Final Aeon Final Fantasy Boulder
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Baby Crackhead Levitation Boulder
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Silver Slippers Ta-Ta Box Boulder
 4
V4+ 6B+ Boulder
Aquemini Outkast Boulders > Aquemini Boulder
 3
V5 6C Boulder
Lighten Up aka The Essence Lighten Up Boulder
 6
V9 7C Boulder
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