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Description 

Short of chasing recently cooled magma flows, this area is about as fresh as you're going to get. In late 2011, there was a massive landslide that ripped down the north side of icicle, taking out everything in its path, including the road. It deposited two huge boulders, covered in a much dirt as a newborn baby is slime. Local climbers went to work to clean these things off, and a handful of great problems emerged from the dust.
As of fall 2013, the landslide is less recognizable as such, with verdant greens growing throughout. A steady stream runs through it, and there are enough trees to even find some shade.
The two boulders are about the size of a garage and a shed, and the rock is of the best Levenworth quality, although perhaps with less texture.

Getting There 

7.2 miles from the departure of Icicle road from route 2, look for the fresher pavement a few hundred feet from the 8 mile campground entrance. There are smaller boulders on the downhill side of the road that were dragged out of the way by benevolent construction workers, and some drill holes in one of them. Hike uphill, on the right (east) side of the stream, and look for a small cairn to cross. You'll see the large boulders from the road until it gets grown back in. It's a 5 minute hike.

Climbing Season

For the ** Bouldering in Icicle Creek area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['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',0],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Unearthed Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Unearthed Boulders:
Dirty Dancing   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   
Buried Alive   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   
The Lion's Den   V8 7B     Boulder, 20'   
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