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Kicking and Screaming 
Kirby's Last Days 
La Venganza de los MexiDanes 
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Midnight Lichen 
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Money shot 
Morris Brown 
Mr. Brightside 
new classic mantle 
No Chaser 
Nose Breaker 
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Pressure Drop 
Pyramid Ale 
Quieres Moss? 
Regatta de Blanc 
S.S. Face 
Say No to Loose Women 
SDS Left Traverse. 
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Sky's Roll in the Ferns 
Steambed Mantel 
Stepping Razor 
Stinkin' Slopers 
Summer Solstice 
Sunspots direct 
Table for 300 
Thanks for the Beta 
Them Anties 
Transmission of Light 
Triple Short 
Underclings and Sidepulls 
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Forest Rock Climbing 

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The boulders located below Zeek's Wall in the forest above the clear cut. The area can be divided into the West, Middle and East Forest. To access the west area turn left at the major fork and park in the west parking area. To access the East Forest turn right at the major fork and park in the east parking area. The boulders are generally smaller than those found in the clear cut. The boulders can get very mossy so bring some brushes. In the summer the mosquitoes can be vicious.

Getting There 

Take Hwy. 2 East to Gold Bar. After you pass Gold Bar take a left on Reiter Rd. Follow Reiter Rd. At the 2.1 mile mark take a left onto a large gravel rd. Follow this road under the powerlines to a sharp right turn and head up the ridge. Stay on this gravel road. It will pass an orange gate and continue up the mountain. The road will switch back several times until you end up in a clear-cut with many prominent, large white boulders. The boulders are spread out over this clearing and up into the forest below the cliff.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.1 miles from here

102 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',38],['2 Stars',41],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Forest

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Forest:
Chewbacca   V0 4     Boulder, 9'   
High Warm Up   V0 4     Boulder, 15'   
The Warm-Up Slab   V0 4     Boulder   
Kirby's Last Days   V0+ 4+     Boulder   
West forest arete   V0-1 4+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 10'   
Eight Bit Slab   V2 5+     Boulder   
Can you smell the gas   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 12'   
Summer Solstice   V3- 6A     Boulder   
Fern Crack   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
It's a Doo-Doo, Baby   V3 6A     Boulder, 8'   
Chocolate   V3 6A     Boulder, 8'   
The Button   V3 6A     Boulder, 9'   
Levitation   V4- 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Midnight Lichen   V4 6B     Boulder   
Samurai   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   
Gates of Fire   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   
Baby Crackhead   V4 6B     Boulder   
Stinkin' Slopers   V5 6C     Boulder, 10'   
Doja   V7 7A+     Boulder, 10'   
Dr. Mario   V8 7B     Boulder   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Updated East Forest Area
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By jonah
Apr 11, 2006
Looks fun. Where is Doja? Is that in the East Forest? That boulder is supposed to have a bunch of cool lines on it.
From: Seattle, WA
Apr 12, 2006
I am pretty sure the problem you are looking for [Doja (V7)] is on the very left side of the East forest. From the East parking area walk up into the woods maybe 20 meters and then head west in the woods. You will come to a series (3 or 4) of really large (3 story) boulders. I call them the hondo boulders. They are hard to miss. There are some sick high lines and long,long traverses on these. I think Doja is on the extreme southwestern corner of the boulders.
By pete green
Feb 24, 2007
when is the "season" at gold bar? Snow during winter? How quickly dies area dry up in spring or after rains?
By Rev
Aug 24, 2015
Does anyone know if the west forest is closed. When i went up there there road to the west forest was too overgrown to walk up?

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