Elevation: 3,349 ft
GPS: 35.773, -82.363 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Brown Tater on Dec 9, 2016
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry
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Description

If you like your bouldering steep and proud, Corner Rock is arguably the best single boulder in NC. This picturesque boulder perched over Corner Rock Creek is host to over 25 established problems. The concentration of classic lines has made Corner Rock a popular local bouldering area and attracted a growing number of climbers from throughout the Southeast.

Climbing at Corner Rock is possible year-round. The steep climbing is rarely friction dependent and the elevation keeps Corner Rock several degrees cooler than Asheville. The winter gate closure turns a 200 yard hike into a 1.7 mile hike. As a result, the most popular seasons are September to November and April to early June.

You can visit Corner Rock any time of year, but the gate on Dillingham Rd near the entrance to Pisgah National Forest is closed from January 1st to mid-April. Call the Forest Service office to check when the gate will be open. Camping is not permitted at Corner Rock.

Corner Rock is part of the Appalachian Ranger District of Pisgah National Forest.
Phone: (828) 689-9694

Getting There

Corner Rock is located ~35 minutes north of Asheville in the Big Ivy area of Pisgah National Forest. From Asheville, take I-26 W to Barnardsville and head east on Barnardsville Hwy until you see Dillingham Rd on your right. Follow Dillingham Rd into Pisgah National Forest and past a gate for ~1.7+ miles to a sharp bend at Corner Rock Creek with two parking areas. Hike 200 yards up the trail to the boulder.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Corner Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3-4 6A+
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Baby Tomahawk
Boulder
V3-4 6A+
 3
Faux-Hawkeye
Boulder
V6 7A
 5
Tomahawk Dyno
Boulder
V8 7B
 4
Magua
Boulder
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Baby Tomahawk
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V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Faux-Hawkeye
 3
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Tomahawk Dyno
 5
V6 7A Boulder
Magua
 4
V8 7B Boulder
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Checked this place out a couple weekends ago on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon. Surprised we were the only ones there. Definitely would go back next time I am in the Asheville area.Thank you for putting this guide up! Extremely helpful and accurate. Nov 30, 2017
You're welcome. Thanks for the feedback. Hope you make it back out there. Nov 30, 2017