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Downstream Boulderfield

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A: Air Jordy Boulder 
B: Mystery Boulder 
C: Talus Area 
D: Cliffside Boulder 
E: Multi-Dihedral Boulder 
F:Slap'n'Squeeze Boulder 
G:Alligator Skin Boulder 
H: Flow Boulder 

Downstream Boulderfield  


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Elevation: 1,600'
Location: 37.4832, -80.8745 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The good stuff, highly concentrated, and easy to get to. Initially developed in the mid 90's by group of local boulderers (Andy Quillen, Ed Lyman, Jonathon Kingston, Matt Behrens, Jeremy Kane and "British Mike"), this area (and Bozoo in general) has seen waves of development after each dry spell. This area is a nice cluster of good sized boulders scattered at the cliff base. The lines here are overall more appealing than the other areas (IMO), and vary from horizontal slapfests to steep slopey technical faces. A real boulderers paradise.

Getting There 

Take the trail into the woods through the campsite located in the far right corner of the campground. Follow the left hand fork alongside the river. Lots of trees were Downed in the Derecho and recent flooding make travel much harder than in the past. The tral grows over thick in the summer. Take the river trail until you see two 8' tall hunks of rock sticking out of the hill on your right side. 100' past these take a steep trail up and right on top of the low bluff. (probably a 50' climb) Switchback around a small boulder to your left (downstream) and you will walk under some pines. At this point you will be on the trail between Air Jordy (on your left) and Mystery (on your right). To head to Zion and the Main Downstream Boulderfield head straight through the woods. If you want to hit the Talus boulders turn right up to Mystery and then cut left along the hillside trending up to the cliff.

Climbing Season



Weather station 8.1 miles from here

57 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',10],['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',8],['V2-3',23],['V4-5',16],['V6-7',9],['V8-9',1],['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 Downstream Boulderfield:
F: Balance Arete   V2 5+     Boulder   A: Air Jordy Boulder
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Featured Route For Downstream Boulderfield
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Heart Attack Jack V5 6C  WV : Bozoo : ... : C2: 211 Spot Boulder
Squat start on shelf in break below the roof. Reach right to a crimp/pinch on the face and left to a good triangle. This puts you completely horizontal, finish by cutting the feet and climbing straight using crimps, and a finger lock into a high balancey finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in WV

Photos of Downstream Boulderfield Slideshow Add Photo
Left sector stuff
Left sector stuff
Slap and Squeeze
Slap and Squeeze
Hobbit Hole
Hobbit Hole
Left sector stuff
Left sector stuff
211 Spot
211 Spot
Chameleon Boulder
Chameleon Boulder

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