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The Bird Watching Boulder

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L to R R to L Alpha
.The Early Bird S 
.The Worm T,S 
Falcore S 
Flipping The Bird S 
No Egrets S 
Petite Poulet TR 
Snipe Hunt, The S 
Spring Kitten T 
Subconscious Bird Watcher S 
Turkey Heads S 
Vulture, The S 

The Bird Watching Boulder  

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Submitted By: elmo mecsko on Oct 31, 2006
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There are routes on all sides of this large 80' tall boulder, so finding a route in the sun or shade is possible at most times.
The rock quality on this boulder is very good with many pockets and knobs, including the large heuco halfway up Subconscious Birdwatcher(5.11a) which is visible as you approach Rocks of Sharon on the main access trail.
There are 11 routes ranging from 5.6 to 5.12a.

Getting There 

From Big Rock at the top of the Rocks Of Sharon access trail, The Bird Watching Boulder is located by heading East along the base of The Rookie Wall and The Gem Stone and then heading downhill (South) on a small trail for about 3 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Spokane Area area.

Weather station 5.0 miles from here

11 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Bird Watching Boulder:
Turkey Heads   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For The Bird Watching Boulder
pulling the crux roof on Falcore

Falcore 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  WA : Northeast Corner & Spokane : ... : The Bird Watching Boulder
A fun route with the crux down low, pulling the final move of the overhanging section. From here it's vertical with good edges. Named for the funky bird/dog critter in the movie "Never Ending Story"....[more]   Browse More Classics in WA

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By shotgunnelson
May 28, 2013
No way this is an eighty foot tall boulder where the majority of the routes are. Try fifty ft maaaayyybbbeee.
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