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Elevation: 150'
Location: 38.6831, -121.17545 View Map  Incorrect?
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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

Weather station 0.4 miles from here

12 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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Just the tip V3 6A  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Beeks Bight
Pull into the crack at the base, the climb quickly turns into a THIN crack that only allows for finger tips. Follow the crack to the top and then pull onto the top. Not your typical boulder problem, this is some hard crack climbing...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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By Justin Johnsen
From: California
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.

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