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Sleeping Giant  

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Submitted By: T Roper on Feb 18, 2009
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BETA PHOTO: Map of bouldering location. Purple X's mark areas ...


Decent bouldering on the backside of the chin. Some nice traverses and some exciting top outs.

Getting There 

From the parking area in the front of the park, head towards the back of the picnic area loop. You will see a blue blazed trail heading down towards the river, take that trail, once at the river, cross the man made bridge over the small drainage and instead of taking the blue trail up a steep hill, go right on a red blazed trail up a less steep hill for about 100 yards and the bouldering will be on the right.

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Weather station 1.6 miles from here

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By Aaron James Parlier
From: Boone, NC / Grayson, VA
Jun 6, 2010
So, would i be correct in guessing that by this places namesake, the boulder/boulders here are huge and highball? or is there a massive cliff that is the giant?
By Cricket
From: From the heart
Apr 13, 2011
Checked this area out... it was fairly limited but still offered some bouldering possibility. it was a beautiful area of the park i had never been to before with nice afternoon light. But it was just one small cliff 10-20 feet high, slippery traprock holds, and about 50 feet wide. no standalone boulders though. does anyone know of any other boulders elsewhere in the park ? its near my house...
By T Roper
Apr 26, 2011
There are a few boulders at the north end of West Rock that need to be climbed. This is within a mile or two of Sleeping Giant. I'd love to get out there with a spot sometime.
By czd
Dec 29, 2014
There is a very nice bouldering spot right off of the white trail (right side if you are headed out from the main parking lot). Plenty of unclimbed rock. There were spots of chalk on a few boulders.
featured, overhanging wall off of the white trail ...
featured, overhanging wall off of the white trail at sleeping giant. many possibilities on this wall and it is surrounded by other nice possible problems.
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