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Hillcrest Boulders Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Salamanizer on Feb 23, 2013


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BETA PHOTO: Scott's Boulder


The Hillcrest boulders are home to some of the largest features and most classic routes at the Nut Tree Boulders. Unfortunately it's also one of the most spread out areas requiring some effort when jumping from rock to rock. Not to worry though, as boulders dot the entire trail and hillside all the way from Scotts Rock near the road to the Mother Boulder at the very peak of the tallest hill.

There is something for everyone here from classic V0's to the areas current hardest and most classic problem (Scotts Traverse) coming in at a very stout and sustained V9. Highballs, overhangs, cracks, traverses and pumpy face routes. This area has it all and more than enough climbing to keep you coming back no matter what your abilities.

Getting There 

The area is accessible by approaching from either the Boxcar Woody Boulders or the more popular approach from Hillcrest Cir, from which they get their name.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

38 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hillcrest Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hillcrest Boulders:
Space Lord   V0 4 R     Boulder, 20'   Mother Boulder
Gimme My Forty Sucka   V0 4 R     Boulder, 18'   Hidden Boulder
Rump Roast   V1- 5-     Boulder   Saddle Boulders
The Rift   V3 6A     Boulder   Hidden Boulder
Saddle Sore   V4 6B     Boulder   Saddle Boulders
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Featured Route For Hillcrest Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Pulling the final moves of Saddle Sore.

Saddle Sore V4 6B  CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Saddle Boulders
Wedge yourself in under the center of the overhang on the North face of the lower Saddle Boulder. A few desperate moves getting out of the overhang and onto the blunt arete, then manage your pump while you pull through overhanging jugs to the top. Most people don't start this problem as a true sit start and there are tons of potential eliminates both left and right. Basically, this is the obvious, natural way to claw yourself out from under the overhang. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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