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excellent boulder field with easy access. take lower path to main boulderfield (5.10 boulder, 45 wall, etc) or split uphill right to mushroom boulder.

Getting There 

drive south from Blowing Rock on 221. Park opposite of sandy flats church. Take path down hill.

Climbing Season

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Weather station 0.8 miles from here

25 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Blowing Rock Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Blowing Rock Boulders:
Classic Arete (Stand)   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Classic Boulder
The Horn   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Classic Boulder
Center 45   V3 6A     Boulder   45 Degree Wall
5.13   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Classic Boulder
Harvester of Sorrows   V4 6B     Boulder, 8'   5.10 Wall / Roof of Death
The Fin   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Mushroom Boulder
Monkey Paw   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Mushroom Boulder
Left 45   V5 6C     Boulder   45 Degree Wall
Right Maddox   V5 6C     Boulder, 13'   Maddox Boulder
AHR   V8 7B     Boulder   45 Degree Wall
Flagyl   V10 7C+     Boulder   45 Degree Wall
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Harvester of Sorrows V4 6B  North Carolina : Blowing Rock Boulders : 5.10 Wall / Roof of Death
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By LanceKaminer
Jul 26, 2015
Park at the rest area across from the church (listed in info). Then from there walk upwards alittle till you see a sign that says no hunting (something like that). You will come to a fork in the trail, that will take you to different boulders.

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