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Routes in Corner Rock

Axe Mode V10 7C+
Baby Tomahawk V3-4 6A+
Body Splash V8 7B
Faux-Hawkeye V3-4 6A+
Freshman 15 V8- 7B
Hatchet V11 8A
Hawkeye V5-6 6C+
Liquor is Quicker V7 7A+
Magnum V13 8B
Magua V8 7B
Magua Assis V12 8A+
Magua Sit V9- 7C
Magua's Tomahawk V9 7C
Mohican, The V10 7C+
Montcalm V5 6C
Natty Bumppo V9 7C
Oeil de Faucon V8-9 7B+
Premature Ejaculation V7 7A+
Root of All Evil, The V7 7A+
Temenund V6 7A
This Mohican Life V11+ 8A
Tomahawk V6 7A
Tomahawk Dyno V6 7A
Trail of Beers V7 7A+
Undertow V11 8A
V5 Lip Traverse V5 6C
Wax Job V8 7B
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Elevation: 3,349 ft
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Shared By: Brown Tater on Dec 9, 2016
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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.
V8 7B
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Magua
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Magua
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V8 7B Boulder
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Lucas
Asheville, NC
Lucas   Asheville, NC
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Short beta vid....2 area classics on a buggy June morning. Jun 26, 2017
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

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