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West Side Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Bryan Hall on Oct 25, 2008

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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

78 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',36],['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:
Crescent Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Devil Boulder
Captain Aslab   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Moby Dick Boulder
Short Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 10'   Short Crack Boulder
Cave Rave   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Cave Boulder
Homer   V3- 6A     Boulder, 10'   Bart Simpson 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
Black Slab Right   V3 6A     Boulder   Cave Boulder
Moby Dick   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Moby Dick Boulder
Dime Crack    V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Trailside Area : Trailside Boulder
The Campus Problem   V5- 6C     Boulder, 15'   Trailside Area : Trailside Boulder
The Helicopter sds   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   Washing Machine Boulder
Kung Fu Grip   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Cave Boulder
Sleeping in the Devil's Bed   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Devil Boulder
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
Patio Roof   V8 7B     Boulder   The Terraces
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Featured Route For West Side Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Dime crack. Starting crack obscured by spotter

Dime Crack V4 6B  North Carolina : Rumbling Bald : ... : Trailside Boulder
Start on jugs on right end of obvious crack next to tree. Campus start or make use of extremely small feet under overhang, traverse left along crack then up through crimps to the right of the tree to gain top...[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.

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