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BETA PHOTO: New parking


Off of I-85 take the Dixon School Rd (exit 5) to the south. Turn left on Bethlehem Rd after 1.5 miles (there is a sign saying "Crowders Mtn Boulder Access"). Take a right on Van Dyke Rd and shortly you will find parking lot.


Fill out a climbing/hiking permit at the ranger station. Don't shirk this. Not only is it a good idea for the state's liability but it shows our numbers as a user group and will help with future issues.


Walk back out of the parking lot down the hill. Go down Van Dyke until you take a left on Bethlehem. You will get to the Ridge Trail crossing and in about 100 yards there is a dirt trail on your right going up the hill(shown in photo). First boulder on your left will be Eye of Zeus. The total approach is probably a quarter mile
Rock Climbing Photo: Entry to Boulders
Entry to Boulders

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Climbing Season

Weather station 11.2 miles from here

61 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',28],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dixon School Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dixon School Boulders:
Classic Warmup   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 10'   Classic Overhang Boulder
y-axis   V1- 5-     Boulder, 10'   Y-Axis Boulder
Swallow   V1 5     Boulder, 15'   Y-Axis Boulder
Starboard   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Y-Axis Boulder
Classic Overhang   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Classic Overhang Boulder
Classic Overhang Direct   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Classic Overhang Boulder
Spit   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Y-Axis Boulder
Depends   V3 6A     Boulder   Old Folks Home
2+2=5   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   George Orwell Boulder
Galvatron   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Decepticon Boulder
Snake Jam   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Snake Jam Boulder
Hades Hemorrhage   V3 6A     Boulder, 13'   Zeus Eye Boulder
Lucifer   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Hell Boulder
Which came first?   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   The Egg
Classic Arete   V4 6B     Boulder   Missing Boulder
Krill   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Whale's Head Boulder
Venom   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Snake Jam Boulder
Zeus Eye   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Zeus Eye Boulder
Atlas   V7 7A+     Boulder   The Egg
Dick Cheney   V8 7B     Boulder, 20'   Hell Boulder
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Rock Climbing Photo: Through the crux on Classic Arete

Classic Arete V4 6B  North Carolina : Dixon School Boulders : Missing Boulder
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By Rick Carpenter
From: Banner Elk, NC
Jun 22, 2012
sad day...Give the crowds rumbling not G-mother
By russellHOBART
From: Durham, NC
Aug 29, 2012
Dixon has a guide book. It's well-written and has great topos which makes problems much easier to find. Go to- and look for Matt (author). The CCC gets a percentage of sales.
Rock Climbing Photo: Guidebook
By Brad Caldwell
From: Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Aug 30, 2012
Here is a link to a review of the Dixon School Road Boulders Guidebook I did last year, when it first came out...
By Russ Keane
Dec 9, 2013
Is this the same quartzite rock as Crowders? If so, game on! Love the friction and the features.

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