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D. Boone Hut Crag

Grade Trad Mixed Sport Total
5.9 8 - - 8

Directions to D. Boone Hut Crag

This wall is in property owned by USFS. Be respectful.
From the Shell gas station in Slade, turn left out of the parking lot onto Route 15 and drive 3.4 miles until you see a sign for Tunnel Ridge Road. Turn left onto Tunnel Ridge Road and follow for 1.0 mile until you see the parking for Gray's Arch to your right. The pulloff wraps around past a couple of parking areas then goes back out to Tunnel Ridge Road. Park in any of the parking areas and follow the one way pulloff back toward the road (not in the direction you drove in). Just before the pulloff meets back with Tunnel Ridge Road, you will see a trail marked D. Boone Hut to your right. Follow this well maintained trail until you reach a set of stairs just past a fenced off section of rock. Walk down the stairs then head left along the trail until you see another trail branch off left just past a stream. This trail meets up with the cliff after about 50 feet at another small fenced off area (see description for Fingers).

Wall Sun: Unknown

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Route Spray Name Type Grade Quality User Stars Length Picture


Fingers Trad 5.9
3.00  (3) 50ft


Iron Cross Trad 5.10a
3.33  (3) 50ft


Green Corner Trad 5.4
2.83  (6) 50ft


Crackadile Trad 5.6
3.38  (8) 50ft


Manhole Trad 5.4
3.00  (3) 50ft  


Dirty Rectum Trad 5.8
1.00  (1) 50ft  


Deception Trad 5.8+
1.00  (2) 40ft


Apes Trad 5.11a
4.00  (2) 50ft


Steve_RRG said on June 8th, 2012
Just a clarification on the approach. Don't be fooled by the 50 or so steps. Wait until you actually go down a stairway with hand rails. Then stay left along the cliff base a couple hundred yards.
ajCSU said on June 24th, 2020
Definitely don't get fooled by walking in the parking area right before the actual approach and taking that trail. I definitely did and spent a few hours bush whacking and found doppelganger routes of these, literally matched the mountain project details and everything but just super shitty looking. After much frustration and cold beer in the parking lot I decided to go find the actual place and felt so stupid for not taking those 50 extra steps to the marked trail. In my defense the one sign marks the parking area as d Boone hut and then has an obvious trail leading out of it so 🤷‍♂️
caribe said on June 1st, 2021
D. B. Hut Tr. Head 37.807518, -83.663437