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Elevation: 197 ft 60 m
GPS: 45.39158, -122.49941
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The Main Forest comprises everything between the parking lot and the cliffs above. There is a great trail system connecting every major boulder, please use only the paths already in place.

Getting There Suggest change

Map directions to Stone Cliff Inn and drive up to the parking lot. Climbers are only permitted to park in the circular parking area in the southeast section of the lot, left of the dumpsters. There is a path leading into the Columbia Boulders from this area of the parking lot. Another path exists just to the right of here and leads to the Yosemite Boulders. There is zero approach from this lot.

There is an additional parking area on the intersection of S Hattan Rd and S Gronlund Rd, near Pioneer Church. Use this parking if the gate to the Stone Cliff Inn is closed. The Stone Cliff Inn also asks climbers to use this parking lot after 5pm and on holidays. From this lot, walk through the grassy field, past Pioneer Church, past the Baker Cabin Historical Site, and find a foot path leading NW through some brush and passing a house on your right. This leads you to the Stone Cliff Inn's employee parking lot. Keep walking through the parking lot and find the Main Forest to your left (west). 5-10 minute, flat approach.

One more entrance to the Main Forest exists. Park at the intersection of S Hattan Rd and S Gronlund Rd, and walk up Stone Cliff Lane, around the driveway gate, and find a climber's trail to your right. This path is described on the Carver Climbing Club rules page as a path that members may take. The map they have on their website however draws the path as starting outside of the gate, whereas it's just beyond it. Expect a 5-10 minute, somewhat steep approach. You'll pass the Titlest Boulders and wind up at the Carver Cliff where sport and trad routes exist. The first path downhill takes you to the Birthday Boulders. Keep walking along the cliff band to find the Triangle Boulders. Standard Overhang V3 will be the first boulder on your right and sits at the foot of Angular Motion 5.12a.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Main Forest

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V0 4
 72
Trask
Boulder
V1 5
 27
Classic Face
Boulder
V2 5+
 37
Turn Signal
Boulder
V3 6A
 27
T.I.A.
Boulder
V3 6A
 67
Standard Overhang
Boulder
V3 6A
 11
Virtues Traverse
Boulder
V4 6B
 78
Carver Classic
Boulder
V5 6C
 16
Education
Boulder
V6 7A
 35
Flying Squirrel
Boulder
V6 7A
 43
Cause of Death
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 24
Honey Bear Hookah
Boulder
V7 7A+
 54
Triangle Face
Boulder
V7 7A+
 17
Higher Education
Boulder
V10 7C+
 5
Cedar project
Boulder
V10 7C+
 10
Naughty Karate
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Trask b. Columbia Bou… > d. Columbia Boulder
 72
V0 4 Boulder
Classic Face e. Yosemite Bou… > b. Yosemite Boulder
 27
V1 5 Boulder
Turn Signal a. Birthday Bou… > g. Traffic
 37
V2 5+ Boulder
T.I.A. b. Columbia Bou… > d. Columbia Boulder
 27
V3 6A Boulder
Standard Overhang c. Triangle Bou… > d. Trail Boulder
 67
V3 6A Boulder
Virtues Traverse d. Stump Boulders > a. Stump Boulder
 11
V3 6A Boulder
Carver Classic b. Columbia Bou… > c. Carver Classic
 78
V4 6B Boulder
Education c. Triangle Bou… > b. Tim's Boulder
 16
V5 6C Boulder
Flying Squirrel b. Columbia Bou… > b. Angry Squirrel Bou…
 35
V6 7A Boulder
Cause of Death a. Birthday Bou… > f. Jaws of Death
 43
V6 7A Boulder
Honey Bear Hookah b. Columbia Bou… > f. Wrecker Anchor
 24
V6+ 7A Boulder
Triangle Face c. Triangle Bou… > c. Triangle Face
 54
V7 7A+ Boulder
Higher Education c. Triangle Bou… > b. Tim's Boulder
 17
V7 7A+ Boulder
Cedar project d. Stump Boulders > b. Cedar
 5
V10 7C+ Boulder
Naughty Karate d. Stump Boulders > a. Stump Boulder
 10
V10 7C+ Boulder
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