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DescriptionIf 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 ThereCorner 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.
Classic Climbing Routes at Corner Rock
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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