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Grease Pit 
I Wanna New Drug 
Leap of Faith 
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Panhandler 
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Poison Arete 
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East Side Boulders 


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Description 

The east side of Rumbling Bald hosts some of the finest bouldering in the state. A little steeper and more concentrated than the west side, and can be a little tricky to learn your way around. All the same, if you are looking for some great bouldering and the west side just isn't doing it for you, then check this area out. It is every bit as good if not better than the west side.


Getting There 

Follow the old jeep trail from the bottom parking lot to the right. The road becomes increasingly steep and eventually levels out with a nice view of Lake Lure and an old campsite (no you cannot camp here). From here you will start to see the boulders. If you walk straight you will end up in the Cereal area, and heading down and to the right will take you towards the slave driver area.


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['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['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',1],['V2-3',12],['V4-5',8],['V6-7',6],['V8-9',4],['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 East Side Boulders:
Poison Arete   V1 5     Boulder   
Silver Platter   V2 5+     Boulder   
Come Out and Play   V2 5+     Boulder   
Slave Driver   V3 6A     Boulder   
Brackish One   V4 6B     Boulder   
The Northcarolinian   V5 6C     Boulder   
Torque Master   V5+ 6C+     Boulder   
Pit BBQ   V6+ 7A     Boulder, 15'   
Morning Star   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Brackish Water   V8 7B     Boulder   
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Featured Route For East Side Boulders
Silver Platter

Silver Platter V2 5+  NC : Rumbling Bald : East Side Boulders
Follow the off-width, overhanging crack making use of some hidden crimps along the way to the top. Great problem to practice chicken winging on....[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

Photos of East Side Boulders Slideshow Add Photo
Aaron Parlier sending Albatross (v9)
Aaron Parlier sending Albatross (v9)
Aaron Parlier sending Albatross (v9) on the Diamond Boulder, Cereal Buttress Area, Rumbling Bald NC
Aaron Parlier sending Albatross (v9) on the Diamon...
Steve Lovelace on Morning Star (v7)
Steve Lovelace on Morning Star (v7)
Take right before cereal area and head downhill for 5 minutes
Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
Steve Lovelace on Morning Star (v7)
Steve Lovelace on Morning Star (v7)
Take right before cereal area and head downhill for 5 minutes
Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
Below the cereal area
Below the cereal area
Take right before cereal area and head downhill for 5 minutes
Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
Below the cereal area
Below the cereal area
Take right before cereal area and head downhill for 5 minutes
Take right before cereal area and head downhill fo...
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By EVAN HAYS
Nov 18, 2011

I am new to the area and don't know the name of boulders or problems. I posted pictures with the hope that someone would identif them so I can put the pics in the proper places. Thanks

By Brad Caldwell
From: Deep in the Jocassee Gorges
Nov 19, 2011

Evan, it sounds like you need to get the Bald bouldering guidebook. It has photos of many boulders and is pretty easy to use to navigate to most any route in any of the bouldering areas.