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West Side Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Location: 35.34877, -82.16269 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Bryan Hall on Oct 25, 2008


63° | 47°

68° | 57°

74° | 44°

59° | 35°

57° | 30°
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Shady but still very hot in the summer. Great winter spot.

Getting There 

Instead of following the trail up to the cliff just head into the boulders on the left side of the trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.0 miles from here

77 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',14],['3 Stars',34],['2 Stars',25],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in West Side Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Side Boulders:
Short Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Short Crack Boulder
Captain Aslab   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Moby Dick Boulder
Crescent Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Devil Boulder
Unknown V3   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Trailside Area : Trailside Boulder
Basketball Mantle   V3 6A     Boulder   Hull Area : Shady Grove
Classic Overhang   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Classic Overhang
The Helicopter sds   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Washing Machine Boulder
The Clumsy Waiter   V4 6B     Boulder, 16'   Clumsy Waiter, The
Moby Dick   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Moby Dick Boulder
Dime Crack    V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Trailside Area : Trailside Boulder
Lost Cause   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   45 degree boulder
Kung Fu Grip   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Cave Boulder
Sleeping in the Devil's Bed   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Devil Boulder
Redneck Riviera   V5+ 6C+     Boulder   Hull Area : The Hull
Rotator Cuff (SDS V6 Stand V5)   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Cave Boulder
The Green Knob (SDS V7 Stand V5)   V7- 7A+     Boulder, 15'   Cave Boulder
11:11   V7 7A+     Boulder   Washing Machine Boulder
French Maid    V7 7A+     Boulder, 12'   French Maid Area
Black Slab Left SDS   V7 7A+     Boulder   Cave Boulder
Patio Roof   V8 7B     Boulder   The Terraces
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Featured Route For West Side Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Black Slab Left, SDS V7 Black Slab Right, SDS V5

Black Slab Left SDS V7 7A+  North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : ... : Cave Boulder
Starts on sloping rail, make a long move to the rail of the stand, trends left from the jug to a moderate sloper and some challenging gastons/credit cards edges....[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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By Dan Petty
From: Wheat Ridge, CO
Nov 11, 2010
An excellent map of some of the boulders in this area that are on Carolina Climber's Coalition property can be viewed here:
CCC Boulders.
By Unassigned User
Nov 2, 2011
that CCC map is awesome thanks!
By Mike Reardon
Feb 25, 2013
Set up carpooling/ shuttle driving here to help out all climbers accessing the Bald:
By Russ Keane
Apr 10, 2016
This is a ridiculously good bouldering area.
By Micah Rogers
From: Asheville, NC
Dec 30, 2016
Hey folks, I'm missing a chalk bag last seen around the trailside boulders on November 1. It's a Marmot with black and greyish coloring. Please hit me up if you happen to know where it is! I don't care much about the bag, but rather the wedding ring that is clipped on the inside...

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