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The North Side Boulders (The Meadow)

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The North Side Boulders (The Meadow) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 34.63736, -119.30822 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: andy patterson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Sean Crozier on Jun 16, 2014
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Most of the classic lines in the meadow like The Condor, Crack and Pockets, and Gorillas in the Mist, to name a few, were climbed by "Trad Bob" and the R.P.G. back in the day. Because the boulders are more densely shaded by pine trees, it takes a few extra days to dry out after a rain than other areas on Pine Mountain. So please wait, it's worth it. This is easily my favorite spot on Pine Mountain.

Getting There 

From the Enlightenment Ridge campsite go North and follow the, now well defined, climbers trail into the meadow. It's about 3 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

9 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The North Side Boulders (The Meadow)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The North Side Boulders (The Meadow):
Megladon   V6+ 7A     Boulder, 12'   
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By Sean Crozier
Jun 16, 2014
Seeing as I get asked at least once a week for info about the meadow, I figured
I'd finally put some more stuff in here, even tho its not as cool as the hand-drawn maps and topos i scribble out at the climbing gym when im pumped out of my mind
By Davi Rivas
From: Ventura, CA
May 13, 2015
'Welcome To The Darkside' is the V12 arete, right? I dont see it listed here.
By Jon Hartmann
From: Ojai, CA
May 13, 2015
It was added into Enlightenment Ridge area before the Meadow was added as it's own area. Also I think it's a V11.
By Tim King
May 15, 2015
Yeah we should totally move it from Enlightenment Ridge to here, as it's one of the gems of the boulder and how I usually refer to the area (The Darkside).

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