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The boulders have a variety of features. There are plenty of sharp crimpy routes, overhangs with slopers, pinches, pockets, and slabs.


Black Planets is a group of boulders located a few miles East of Fossil Falls but has similar basalt rock formations. Most of the boulders toppled down from the ridge above, and there is a small cliff band of topropeable climbs. Due to the nature of the rock, it can be uncomfortable to climb here during the summer, and may be too cold during the winter. This is a good location for seeking climbing during windy weather.

Access issues inherited from Fossil Falls

The lower portions of the falls have experienced territorial disputes with nearby private landowners. These landowners often prevent climbers from using the lower portions but with friendly negotiation it is accessible.


When climbing here, practice "leave no trace ethics" and ensure that you do not damage any rock or vegetation. Do not climb on any rock with petroglyphs or art on it. Almost all of the obvious lines have been climbed before, but there are still a large amount of hidden gems. Since there are a few local developers that wish to keep information low key, make sure to talk to them before claiming any first ascents.



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