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The reason(s) you came to Arthur's Rock to boulder lie here. This primary area is a grouping of some 15+ boulders that hold some of the best problems Arthur's Rock has to offer. With the exception of a few boulders, you will be primarily south of the bouldering access trail. Located below the access trail are classics like the Godzilla Boulder, Syringe Boulder, and the Warm-up Boulder. You will find shade in the forest on the north faces or some sun on the southern aspects.

Notable climbs in this area include: The Vice, Brick Pinch, Godzilla, Mainstreet, Ode to Failure, The Syringe, and Last Resort.

Getting There 

Hike up the Arthur's Rock Trail until you reach the bouldering access trail, perhaps 20 minutes. Head up this trail passing the Fog That Surrounds area. Above this, there are two access trails that head downhill to the left. The first trail heads down to the southern sides of Drunken Master and Warm-Up Boulders. The second leads down to the north Side of the Warm-Up and Drunken Master Boulders, as well as the Syringe Boulder.

On the first access trail - on the east and south sides of the Drunken Master Boulder - you will pass problems such as Last Resort, Brick Pinch, Double Stack, before the boulder slabs out into the solo/highball Drunken Master. The next boulder downhill is the Warm-Up Boulder's South face with the Warm Ups, Clutch, and Le Crimp. Next to this is Mole People. If you circle right and uphill around the Warm-Up Boulder, you will reach the amphitheater with The Vice (on the Warm-Up Boulder), Syringe (on its own boulder to the west), and Ode to Failure (on the west side of Drunken Master Boulder). The second downhill trail heads directly from Shotput to this spot. Mount Olympus is just uphill from The Syringe, and further west and a little uphill is the Arete Boulder.

To reach Godzilla and Hank's Roof, follow a trail downhill from the Warm-Up Boulder by Clutch. Sister Boulder lies just downhill from Godzilla. The Beast Boulder, Crystal Pinch Boulder, and the Lizard Boulder are around the east side of the Godzilla Boulder and a little uphill.

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Classic Climbing Routes in Main Area (With Boulders)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Area (With Boulders):
Warmup Layback   V1 5     Boulder   Warm-Up Boulder
Drunken Master   V2 5+     Boulder, 40'   Drunken Master Boulder
Sherman Pinch Problem   V2 5+     Boulder   Warm-Up Boulder
Shady Arete    V3 6A     Boulder   Warm-Up Boulder
Pinchy Warmup   V3 6A     Boulder   Warm-Up Boulder
Fingerlock Campus Mantel   V3 6A     Boulder   Drunken Master Boulder
Moby's Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Syringe Boulder
Last Resort    V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Drunken Master Boulder
Mainstreet   V5 6C     Boulder   Godzilla Boulder
The Syringe   V6 7A     Boulder, 17'   Syringe Boulder
Godzilla   V7 7A+     Boulder   Godzilla Boulder
Clutch (aka Double Clutch)   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   Warm-Up Boulder
Ode to Failure   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   Drunken Master Boulder
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