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By Andrew Christiansen

Men and machines conquer Broken Boulder Ranch in stunning fashion


Andrew Christiansen

FLEXIBLE: Justin Hall negotiates a typical section of the course during Sunday competition as a judge looks on. Hall took the lead late on Saturday and built a large enough cushion between he and Mark Messer to withstand a late Sunday rollover, winning the Unlimited class in W.E. Rock’s Trail Gear Western Rock Crawling series action in Goldendale.

The motto for rock crawlers has to be “if I can see it, I can climb it.” During two days of competition at Broken Boulder Ranch, north of Goldendale, drivers repeatedly accomplished what seemed impossible, climbing over eight-foot high boulders and maneuvering cars through a tight maze of rocks and trees. There wasn’t much left on the course that hadn’t been climbed.

Justin Hall, a young driver from the San Francisco bay area walked away with a handful of cash after winning the Unlimited Pro class of the W.E. Rock event at Mark and Rody Schilling’s property at the junction of Pipeline and Orchard Heights roads. Hall carried a large point lead into the final “Shoot-out” after...

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Reader Comments

michaelswellman writes:

These folks and their machines are amazing. It requires teamwork, skill and some daring. I am glad someone finally came up with a good use for all those boulders in Goldendale.


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