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Birthday Pickle T 
Bolder Problem in Space (free) T 
Boulder Problem in the Sky T 
Golden Showers T 
Great Gig in the Sky T 
Hanging Gardens T 
Hard Up for Cracks T 
Lopper, The T 
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Shithouse Rat T 
Under the Big-Top T 
Vaporizer, The T 
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Southwest Corner Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: andjoely on Oct 4, 2010
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69° | 58°
Monday

63° | 46°
Tuesday

63° | 48°
Wednesday

67° | 51°
Thursday

61° | 45°
Friday

57° | 44°
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Description 

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

For the Whiteside Mountain area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',7],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Southwest Corner

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southwest Corner:
Bat Shit Crazy   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 240'   
Boulder Problem in the Sky   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   
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The Vaporizer 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : Southwest Corner
Climb halfway up the low angle slab-ramp and step across to the featured vertical face with good gear and a high bolt. Achieve the ledge and step right to a small left facing corner capped by a left leaning, overhanging hand crack. Pull the bulge and work back left to a shallow left facing corner/flake with a bolt. Crank the roof crux past another bolt to a two bolt anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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Rock Climbing Photo: mid December storms
mid December storms
Rock Climbing Photo: Damp and chilly.
Damp and chilly.
Rock Climbing Photo: Up the SW Corner...many options out of the corner.
Up the SW Corner...many options out of the corner.

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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
By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Mar 1, 2017
This is a great all year cragging area. In the warmer months it stays shaded until noon and in the winter months it gets direct sun in the afternoon. Many of the routes in the area dry quickly after a rain and most of the Boulder Problem stays protected by a monstrous roof. The newer routes added in the last year may be some of the most classic and exposed climbing at Whiteside and NC. Most of the routes in this area are very well-protected for Whiteside standards. The rock in this area is predominantly feldspar, which is much harder and cleaner than most other areas at Whiteside. This area is not to be missed.

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