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 Length Picture


Fingers Trad 5.9
Follow the well marked tourist trail until you reach a cliffband to your left. Remain on the trail and cross a small stream. After crossing the stream, be on the lookout for another trail to your left. Turn left on this trail which meets the cliff after about 50 feet. Walk left beneath a large roof with a fenced off area to the first crack left of the fence. This line ascends the curving fingercrack, past an overhang, to a ledge. Steepness:


Iron Cross Trad 5.10a
Walk left from Fingers to a crack system beginning with a left-facing flake. Climb the flake to a slab, travel through a poorly protected section, then race for larger holds. Continue to the ledge. Steepness:


Green Corner Trad 5.4
Although Green Corner is most definitely green, it still serves as a great beginning lead. Move a few feet left from Iron Cross to a fat right-facing flake. Climb up past a small overhang then continue up the lower angled section to a ledge. Steepness:


Crackadile Trad 5.6
This line ascends the wide crack 15 feet left of Green Corner to the same ledge. Steepness:


Manhole Trad 5.4
Move 30 feet left to a rockhouse with a crack that leads up through a hole. Climb up and pull through the hole to a ledge then continue up the crack to another ledge. Steepness:


Dirty Rectum Trad 5.8
Climb the wide crack above Manhole to the top. Steepness:


Deception Trad 5.8+
From the previous lines, follow the trail right along the cliff and past the small fenced off section. Continue to a man made walkway with a large ampitheater protected by a chain link fence. Walk past the ampitheater and head down a steep sandy section then back uphill. This line ascends the first left-angling overhanging dihedral to a ledge. Steepness:


Apes Trad 5.11a
Move right from Deception to an overhanging face with a crack system. Climb a flake then make a big move left to pick up another crack. Take this to a ledge. Steepness:


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.