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The Contrast Boulder AKA "Choss Boulder" (due to the fact that it was underestimated for quite some time) is a large, steep boulder that sits inclined and long ways on the hillside past the Shadow Cast Boulder. Contrast is about a 12 minute walk down the trail up on the hillside to the left of the stream.
Walk past the first bridge and past the first boulder-strewn hillside where you find "polytechnic" "pyramid" and "Top Ramin". Continue past the Shadow Cast boulder that is to the right of the trail and shortly you will come to the small (too small and dirty to climb) cube-like block that is "balanced" on its corner and near the left side of the trail.
6 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Contrast Boulder:
Physical Therapy V3-4 6a+ Boulder, 16'
Lightning Mcqueen V4 6b Boulder, 12'
Worth the Squeeze V5 6c Boulder, 13'
Featured Route For Contrast Boulder
Physical Therapy V3-4 6a+ VA : Cascades Bouldering : ... : Contrast Boulder
Sit start in the middle of the main downhill face on the obvious, lower jug ledge (same as Lightning Mcqueen). Traverse low and right under the steep face via slopers and a perfect pinch loaf (with the cool brick read stripe that runs along the bottom). Once you get to the bomber jug/pocket out left. Climb up and out the steep face using the excellent crimp on the upper face. Trend left to use the crystally deep pocket that leads to better feet....[more] Browse More Classics in VA