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A fantastic house-sized boulder standing alone in a clearcut. The easiest boulder to access at Gold Bar because of the short approach. Great quality, fine grained featured granite. The south facing side is a tall, edgy, face, while the other side vary from overhung, tall aretes to super steep sloper problems reminiscent of Gibb's Cave in Squamish.

Getting There 

Drive approx. 0.6 miles on Reiter road past the regular entrance to the main bouldering area (identifiable by the big, open metal gate, and the fact it is just past the Reiter Pit, 2.1 miles from the Highway 2/Reiter Rd. intersection). You will come to a pullout on the right. On the other side of the road, a gravel road crosses a stream then heads into the clearcut area. Park here, and hike up the gravel road to a fork. Go right and uphill under the power lines. Head left into the forest following rutted 4x4 trails. After about 100 meters, you'll see the boulder.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.8 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 5 Star Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 5 Star Boulder:
Green Padded Ass   V4-5 6B+ R     Boulder, 1 pitch, 25'   
Five Star arete   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   
Sobriosity   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   
Kombucha   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Ross Bongo   V8 7B     Boulder, 20'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Sam setting up for the throw to the jug.

Five Star arete V6 7A  WA : Central-West Cascades & Sea... : ... : 5 Star Boulder
The obvious tall arete on the east side of the boulder. It used to have a big pole vault pit underneath it for a crash pad, which is sadly gone now. I don't have any pictures, but there are some really good ones here: going for the final toss to the lip!...[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By jonah
Mar 1, 2007
Nice vid of the whole boulder here:

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