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Hillcrest Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Location: 38.39386, -121.98525 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Salamanizer suchoski on Feb 23, 2013
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The Hillcrest boulders are home to some of the largest features and most classic routes at the Nut Tree Boulders. Unfortunately it's also one of the most spread out areas requiring some effort when jumping from rock to rock. Not to worry though, as boulders dot the entire trail and hillside all the way from Scotts Rock near the road to the Mother Boulder at the very peak of the tallest hill.

There is something for everyone here from classic V0's to the areas current hardest and most classic problem (Scotts Traverse) coming in at a very stout and sustained V9. Highballs, overhangs, cracks, traverses and pumpy face routes. This area has it all and more than enough climbing to keep you coming back no matter what your abilities.

Getting There 

The area is accessible by approaching from either the Boxcar Woody Boulders or the more popular approach from Hillcrest Cir, from which they get their name.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

44 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',20],['2 Stars',17],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hillcrest Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hillcrest Boulders:
Gimme My Forty Sucka   V0 4 R     Boulder, 18'   Hidden Boulder
Space Lord   V0 4 R     Boulder, 20'   Mother Boulder
Rump Roast   V1- 5-     Boulder   Saddle Boulders
Mother Nature   V1 5 R     Boulder, 25'   Mother Boulder
Straight Shooter   V1 5     Boulder   Hidden Boulder
Passage   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Saddle Boulders
The Rift   V3 6A     Boulder   Hidden Boulder
Made in the Shade   V3 6A     Boulder   Saddle Boulders
Saddle Sore   V4 6B     Boulder   Saddle Boulders
Jimis Butt Crack   V4 6B     Boulder   Scott's Rock
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Featured Route For Hillcrest Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Keeping a cool head sans pad on Mother Nature.

Mother Nature V1 5 California : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Mother Boulder
Mother Nature climbs up an astheticly pleasing arete on giant square cut holds, pockets and crimps with a thought provoking topout high above the dirt. Which has sent more than one climber, highly confident in climbing V1 boulder problems on a despirate retreat. There is a sit start which adds a couple of very powerful, thin moves of V4 to the start for a more challanging approach. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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