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Welcome to Upstate Bouldering, designed around bouldering in the Upstate region of South Carolina. This website is intended to inform the reader of local spots in SC, Western NC and Northeast GA, as well as a blog of my experiences climbing at these great spots. I hope everyone learns of a new place to climb or is inspired to climb somewhere close to them. If you have any comments, please send me an e-mail.

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Thursday, February 5, 2009

The Secret Stash- New Pictures

I just added some new pictures of the Jedi Boulders to a new slide show. There are a lot of pictures of random boulders, about half of the total boulders in this area are shown in this picture set. Then there are some pictures of me and J-Rock climbing some new FA's yesterday. We put up about 5 new V0's, 5 new V1's, a few V2's, and a few V3's...about a total of 20 new routes. I have a couple of photo series where we are climbing a slopey edge/arete that went at about a V3, and also climbing on the Turtleback Boulder on some sharp rails and a slabby left hand arete. Most of these routes went at around V1-V2+. It was cold, but we had a great time anyway.

We are planning on hitting one of the fields in Pisgah, The North Side or maybe Shangrila at the base of the God's Wall tomorrow. Looks like the temps are gonna be a little better and we both have the whole day off to enjoy the serenity of Pisgah. I've been wanting to get back to Shangrila to climb some awesome V2-V3 problems that dont see much traffic. I always get an eerie feeling when I go to Shangrila, like there is a Yeti waiting to jump out and eat me. It's so beautiful, but pretty rugged and truly a great hang out for the hibernating bear.

I hope everyone out there has a great weekend and gets their hands on some quality rock to climb.


  1. the jedi boulders look awesome. it looks like there is some real potential here.

  2. Thanks for the pics! I would like to get out there soon to put up some more problems!!! The boulders look great!

  3. Hey Chris...nice to climb with you at TNF boulders last Friday. Get in touch if you guys are down in this area and I'll give ya'll the world class tour.