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North Forest Boulders Rock Climbing 


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Description 

These are the easiest set of boulders to approach at Beacon Rock, with the Chris Hill Arete problem within sight of the parking lot. The Minus Man V8 is the hardest problem listed in the Greg Lyon booklet for Beacon Rock and can be found on a nice overhanging boulder deep in the gulley below the North Face and in the middle of the main cluster of boulders. Many of the routes have been reclaimed by moss and many have bad landings that should he padded well also.

Getting There 

Follow the climbers trail beside the water spigot for around 100 feet to the first boulder with Chris Hill's Arete V3 on it. For the rest of the boulders in this area, follow the faint trail uphill behind this boulder to the crest of the hill and the beginning of the other problems that are spread around a handful of boulders down into the gulley and back up the next small hil. Alternatively, you can follow the Beacon Rock Trail itself for around 50 yards to a couple of faint trails branching off to the left that will lead down to the Chris Hill Arete problem or uphill to the main cluster.

Climbing Season

For the Beacon Rock area.

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]


Featured Route For North Forest Boulders

Left Arete V1 5  Washington : Southwest Cascades : ... : Chris Hill's Arete Boulder
Squat/SDS on the left side of the boulder on a shelf, move right on good small foot edges, follow the arete up until it becomes the backside lip of the boulder and mantle onto the mossy low angled slab at the top. For full value, avoid using the starting shelf for your feet, or use it and bump the grade down to a V0...if you bail and move left onto the shelf instead of topping it out onto the mossy slab, it becomes a Vb....[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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