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Curtis Creek Boulders | Old Fort

Curtis Creek Boulders (Old Fort, Pisgah National Forest): A nice collection of conglomerate boulders located just a short drive from Asheville make for a good destination when looking for some new rock to play on. The largest boulder features some fun moderates, while satellite boulders offer up a handful of additional moderates and some select hard climbs. Developed by a small group of Asheville-based climbers around 2014, these boulders offer a great option for snowy days in Asheville as the lower elevation generally makes for warmer temps.

Curtis Creek Bouldering Areas:

  • Burning Man: First of the boulders cleaned and climbed here. This huge boulder has a lot of variations possible.
  • Creek Boulder: A single boulder that sits in the creek that’s fairly hard to see from the road.
  • Green Man: Across the creek by the bridge pullout is a large face with several fun problems on it.
  • The Brain: The Brain Boulder is the highest quality block but there are several other great problems up the hill North of the Brain topout.
  • The Gate: an area across the creek at the Gate before the campground. Easier problems.
  • Twin Slabs: Two great slabs on the hillside West of Curtis Creek road just before the Gate.

Curtis Creek Boulders

Directions from Asheville: Head east on I-40 and take exit 75 to Curtis Creek Road off of Highway 70 in Old Fort. Go about 3 miles and pass the campground and park after the 2nd bridge from campground to a pullout on your left. The boulders are located on either side of the creek / road from the small parking area.

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