Elevation: 338 ft
GPS: 42.685, -71.738 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Dan Knisell on Dec 16, 2020
Admins: Joe M., Old Timer, jim.dangle
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Description

This is a small boulder field on the southern-facing slopes of Barker Hill. There are three clusters of good boulders. Expect some gritty granite much like that of Blair Woods - lots of slopers and aretes. There are mostly shorter problems with a few exceptions. There are some  other boulders not listed here that are way out. Good luck if you want to find them. Most are too small to bother.

Getting There

Parking can be had on Old Turnpike Rd. If you follow directions to Old Rusk Quarry, you’re in the right spot. Just up the street from Old Rusk parking is an old gate. The cable is down and laying in the ground. Park at this gate. There is room for maybe one or two vehicles. If there’s no parking here, park at Old Rusk, and walk the 100 yards down the road.

From the parking, hike straight back in the small, grassy open area. From here, there will be a small trail starting to become overtaken by saplings on your right. Follow that for a few hundred yards. A boulder collection will appear directly on trail to your left. Some other blocks are off trail to the right as well. This is the first main area, directions to subsequent areas will be on their pages. They’re not too far.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Barker Hill

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V1 5
 4
Edge of the Forest
Boulder
V1 5
 3
Evan's Arete
Boulder
V1-2 5
 4
Dawn
Boulder
V2 5+
 3
Slopeside
Boulder
V2 5+
 3
Bird Gang
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
Star Mix
Boulder
V3 6A
 5
The Lost Boys
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Sequoia
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
Brookside
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
Gold Bears Sour
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
Send Bears
Boulder
V5 6C
 3
Neverland
Boulder
V5 6C
 4
And Humans Loved Stories
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Edge of the Forest Oak Flats > Forest Boulder
 4
V1 5 Boulder
Evan's Arete Oak Flats > Peter Pan Boulder
 3
V1 5 Boulder
Dawn Oak Flats > Peter Pan Boulder
 4
V1-2 5 Boulder
Slopeside Oak Flats > Slopeside Boulder
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
Bird Gang Oak Flats > Bird Gang Boulder
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
Star Mix Hilltop > Haribo Boulder
 3
V3 6A Boulder
The Lost Boys Oak Flats > Peter Pan Boulder
 5
V3 6A Boulder
Sequoia Oak Flats > Peter Pan Boulder
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Brookside Spillway > Brook Boulder
 3
V5 6C Boulder
Gold Bears Sour Hilltop > Haribo Boulder
 3
V5 6C Boulder
Send Bears Hilltop > Haribo Boulder
 3
V5 6C Boulder
Neverland Oak Flats > Peter Pan Boulder
 3
V5 6C Boulder
And Humans Loved Stories Oak Flats > Peter Pan Boulder
 4
V5 6C Boulder
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