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Elevation: 150'
Location: 38.6831, -121.17545 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, M.Morley, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Adam Stackhouse, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Justin Johnsen on Apr 8, 2014


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Some scattered bouldering can in or near the city of Folsom.

Above the dam, most boulders are within the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area's west shores, with the best close to Beeks Bight. These require either paying an entry fee to park a car here to reach, or taking a rather long mountain bike or horseback ride.

Other problems can be had along a scenic stretch of the American River in the city of Folsom, on both shores.

The main spot that I know of firsthand are short easy routes next to Rainbow Bridge, on its northwest side, not exactly deep water soloing, more like shallow water soloing.

Mind that infamous Folsom Prison if you go too far upstream on the south bank.

Speaking of which, here is a link to a vaguely informative video of climbing Folsom Prison Rock

Getting There 

Old Folsom area from the 50 freeway, the light rail line during certain hours, or on surface streets; then walk in.

Climbing Season

For the Highway 50 Corridor area.

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Folsom Bouldering

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Folsom Bouldering:
Finger to Hand   V1+ 5     Boulder, 1 pitch, 18'   Folsom Lake SRA : Beeks Bight
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Featured Route For Folsom Bouldering
Rock Climbing Photo: small crack on the right

Finger to Hand V1+ 5  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Beeks Bight
this Fun finger jam is the tallest route in the area, starts out with minimal feet but finishes strong and pumpy. All around Great Route...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Justin Johnsen
Sep 19, 2014
Funny convergence, I saw someone took my bait and added another Folsom bouldering spot here, while on social media an unrelated friend is climbing at Rainbow Bridge this evening.