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Dixon School Boulders

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Zeus Eye Boulder 

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Dixon School Boulders 


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BETA PHOTO: New parking

Directions 

Off of I-85 take the Dixon School Rd (exit 5) to the south. Turn left on Bethlehem Rd after 1.5 miles (there is a sign saying "Crowders Mtn Boulder Access"). Take a right on Van Dyke Rd and shortly you will find parking lot.


Access 

Fill out a climbing/hiking permit at the ranger station. Don't shirk this. Not only is it a good idea for the state's liability but it shows our numbers as a user group and will help with future issues.


Approach 


Walk back out of the parking lot down the hill. Go down Van Dyke until you take a left on Bethlehem. You will get to the Ridge Trail crossing and in about 100 yards there is a dirt trail on your right going up the hill(shown in photo). First boulder on your left will be Eye of Zeus. The total approach is probably a quarter mile

Entry to Boulders
Entry to Boulders


Overview Video 



60 Total Routes


['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',9],['V2-3',30],['V4-5',12],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dixon School Boulders:
Classic Warmup   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 10'   Classic Overhang Boulder
Starboard   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Y-Axis Boulder
y-axis   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   Y-Axis Boulder
Classic Overhang   V2 5+     Boulder, 20'   Classic Overhang Boulder
2+2=5   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   George Orwell Boulder
Spit   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Y-Axis Boulder
Swallow   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Y-Axis Boulder
Galvatron   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Decepticon Boulder
Hades Hemorrhage   V3 6A     Boulder, 13'   Zeus Eye Boulder
Classic Overhang Direct   V3 6A     Boulder, 20'   Classic Overhang Boulder
Krill   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Whale's Head Boulder
Which came first?   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   The Egg
Lucifer   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Hell Boulder
Snake Jam   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Snake Jam Boulder
Classic Arete   V4 6B     Boulder   Missing Boulder
Venom   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Snake Jam Boulder
Atlas   V7 7A+     Boulder   The Egg
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By Rick Carpenter
From: Banner Elk, NC
Jun 22, 2012

sad day...Give the crowds rumbling not G-mother

By russellHOBART
From: Davidson, NC
Aug 29, 2012

Dixon has a guide book. It's well-written and has great topos which makes problems much easier to find. Go to- https://www.facebook.com/groups/170785626280776/ and look for Matt (author). The CCC gets a percentage of sales.

Guidebook
Guidebook

By Brad Caldwell
From: Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Aug 30, 2012

Here is a link to a review of the Dixon School Road Boulders Guidebook I did last year, when it first came out...
upstatebouldering.blogspot.com/2011/09/dixon-school-road-bou>>>
Enjoy!

By Russ Keane
Dec 9, 2013

Is this the same quartzite rock as Crowders? If so, game on! Love the friction and the features.