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Northside Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.3052, -82.796 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: russellHOBART on Aug 5, 2013
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This is an exceptionally lovely spot. Being on the northside and below the tree canopy it tends to stay cooler for summer climbing. The rock is a textured granite with a tight grain that I found to be very climbable in humid weather. There are more mosquitoes than LG usually has. There are plenty of moderate problems but lots of hard stuff.

NOTE- My motivation is to share this area with other climbers. I don't know the FA's, proper route names, and consensus grades for the boulders. Some of these will be guesses so if you have better information than me try and keep it together and just send me a message and I'll change what I have.

Getting There 

Drive to the Northside access parking lot. It's the third one. There is limited space so don't park like a jerk. Head down the trail at the back of the lot and 15' or so the trail will head up hill toward the rock face. On the left you'll see a trail that leads to the warm-up boulder.

Climbing Season

For the Looking Glass Rock area.

Weather station 5.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Northside Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Northside Boulders:
Tooth-ache   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Diente
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Featured Route For Northside Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Flakey

Flakey V1-2 5  North Carolina : Looking Glass Rock : ... : Dunce hat
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By russellHOBART
From: Durham, NC
Aug 5, 2013

James Litz pulling some harder stuff at Northside
By russellHOBART
From: Durham, NC
Aug 5, 2013
By Brad Caldwell
From: Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Aug 5, 2013
Have you checked out the guide to selected routes in the Upstate Bouldering Guide? I listed consensus grades on nearly 50 routes at the North Side and Nowhere. Its out of print right now but it will be back around this fall. for more info.

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