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Private property with public access. Be mindful to keep climbing accessible!! MORE INFO >>>


Secluded granite bouldering...nobody aside from hikers. Most bouldering is on private property, but access is allowed. Be respectful of the landowners, who run the still active mine. Minimize moss removal, to just the lip for cleaning. Do not shave the top of the boulders, so to speak. Stick to established trails when possible.

Getting There 

Follow directions for Hatcher Pass, but do not turn on the Archangel Road, "Continue up Fish hook road past Archangel Road for a few miles, and you will encounter a low parking lot, with two bathrooms and a park pay site. If the gate is open for the mine, continue up and park. If the gate is closed, park at the main lot, and follow the paved zig-zagging trail up the hill, passing through the mine ruins. Continue on a dirt trail over a little bridge. Continue on this trail for a few hundred yards and then break off left and toward the creek, where large boulders are visible. The first set of chalked boulders are the Captain Kaboom Boulders. Routes up to V7 are established. Continue up past the Captain Kaboom boulders another few hundred yards to the Phantasia boulders. The boulders are just west of the creek, approximately 150 yards from the A-Frame, and perpendicular to it as well. Problems up to V11 are established. Most development is by Todd Helgeson, as well as Matt Lowber.

Climbing Season

For the Hatcher Pass area.

Weather station 16.7 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Captain Kaboom Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Captain Kaboom Boulders:
Dr. Horrible   V2 5+     Boulder, Alpine, 15'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Jared LaVacque lunging on Captain Kaboom.

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