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Submitted By: andjoely on Oct 4, 2010
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The southwest corner also known as the boulder problem in the sky area in the Shull / Lambert Guide has some excellent well protected short climbs with a short approach.

Getting There 

From the parking lot, hike the main hikers trail / old logging road for about 600 feet until the trail splits with steep steps going up to the right. Follow the path with these steps for about 1500 feet for several switchbacks until at the corner of a switchback you are along the ridgeline. This is where the trail to the main southeast face goes down. Continue another 50 feet along the hikers trail and follow a faint climber’s path to the right along the base of a cool boulder and to the wall. Boulder Problem in the sky climbs the obvious corner.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

4 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Tom in the massive corner of BPitS

Boulder Problem in the Sky 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  NC : Whiteside Mountain : Southwest Corner
A unique route for Whitesides because it takes a plethora of gear. Unlike most of the face routes at Whitesides, BPitS is a crack/corner feature. This route stays dry due to the large roof cap. It also faces west, so it is great on summer mornings. The very large white left-facing corner is easy to spot from the approach.From the approach trail, head near the base of the corner and rack up in the woods. Once racked up, make a step across a gully to get to a ledge at the base of the route. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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Up the SW Corner...many options out of the corner.
Up the SW Corner...many options out of the corner.
Brian following a route that traverses out from th...
Brian following a route that traverses out from th...
mid December storms
mid December storms

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By andjoely
From: Menlo Park, CA
Oct 8, 2010
Routes in this area from left to right:

1. Unknown Corner, 5.8
2. Airlie Gardens, 5.10a
3. SOS, 5.10b
4. The Vaporizer, 5.12b
5. Boulder Problem in the Sky, 5.11a
6. Boulder Problem in Space, 5.8 A4
7. Hard Up for Cracks, 5.11a