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Southwest Corner

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Bat Shit Crazy T 
Bolder Problem in Space (free) T 
Boulder Problem in the Sky T 
Hanging Gardens T 
Hard Up for Cracks T 
Lopper, The T 
S.O.S. T 
Vaporizer, The T 

Southwest Corner Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,500'
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Submitted By: andjoely on Oct 4, 2010
Forecast:
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40° | 17°
Friday

31° | 20°
Saturday

35° | 24°
Sunday

41° | 35°
Monday

49° | 32°
Tuesday

46° | 33°
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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

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',3],['5.12',1],['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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Featured Route For Southwest Corner
Rock Climbing Photo: The steep business

The Vaporizer 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  NC : 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 NC

Photos of Southwest Corner Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Brian following a route that traverses out from th...
Brian following a route that traverses out from th...
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