REI Community
D-Ton Boulders

Select Route:
Don't Chalk Block Me 
Group Therapy 
Hot Fun Rising 
Inja Da Ninja 
Log Jam 
May Day 
Stems N Seeds 
Tomorrow Never Knows 
Zombie Eve 

D-Ton Boulders Rock Climbing 

Photos:  Recent | Best | Popular
Location: 48.17791, -121.38736 View Map  Incorrect?
Page Views: 2,604
Administrators: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: gabriel cisneros on Dec 10, 2013
You & This Area
Best climbs for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
BETA PHOTO: Approximate location.


Situated on FSR 23, just off the Mountain Loop Highway, this compact area has, by comparison to most “west side” bouldering areas, a zero approach! To date, there are around 30 established problems and several projects. Grades range from V0s to V8s, the projects will be considerably harder.

Getting There 

Directions: (About 1hr 45 min from Seattle) From Seattle: Head north on I-5. Take Exit 208, route 530 east toward Darrington, via Arlington. From the four-way stop at the Shell gas station in Darrington, turn Right onto Mountain Loop Highway (South). Follow this for approximately 9 miles. Just past the White Chuck Boat Launch and where the pavement ends, turn left (east) onto FSR 23. Follow this for 4.3 miles to a pullout on the left side of the road and park here. Walk up the road (east) for approximately 60 meters and look for an obvious cairn on the right side of the road (south side). Take this trail and the first boulder (The Welcome Boulder) is approximately 100 meters from the road.

Climbing Season

For the Darrington area.

Weather station 12.3 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in D-Ton Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for D-Ton Boulders:
May Day   V3 6A     Boulder   
Stems N Seeds   V4 6B     Boulder   
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in D-Ton Boulders

Featured Route For D-Ton Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: GC on the FA of Tomorrow Never Knows. A super grea...

Tomorrow Never Knows V7 7A+  Washington : Northwest Region : ... : D-Ton Boulders
Tomorrow Never Knows: Start standing on the boulder to the left of the arête. Lean over and left hand on crimp and right hand on arête. Move off the boulder and make you way up the arête onto better holds. Super tricky beta and a flat landing makes this highball prob soooo good....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

Photos of D-Ton Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo map to D-Ton Boulders
Topo map to D-Ton Boulders

Comments on D-Ton Boulders Add Comment
Show which comments
By gabriel cisneros
Dec 11, 2013
Video of D-Ton.
By gabriel cisneros
Dec 11, 2013
Another D-Ton Video.
By Curtveld
Feb 23, 2014
Looks really cool - thanks for sharing the goodies! Friendly suggestion: Any interest in calling this place the White Chuck Boulders in honor of the nearby river and peak (D-ton is >10 miles away)?
By Jon Nelson
From: Bellingham, WA
Feb 24, 2014
Curtveld - the name change sounds good to me. If the main developers here are OK with it, I'll make the change.
By D Reeves
From: Seattle, WA
Sep 13, 2017
Was driving through Darrington on a short afternoon recently so thought I'd stop into the boulders and check them out. Update: most boulders have definitely been swallowed up by the inexorable pnw moss. We drove past the "obvious" cairn a few times as it too has been engulfed, but it is there. And the road is good, the topo is really good, and the mileage to the trail is pretty close to spot on. Using the bends in the river on the google map helped us a lot to find it. Also, the parking is more of a head in spot than a side of the road pull over. We scrubbed a little and climbed some nice lines that seemed more traveled, big props to the original developers, how the hell did you find this place?

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About