Southwest Corner Rock Climbing
Golden hour of boulder problem in the sky area.
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.
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 climbers 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
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Southwest Corner
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southwest Corner:
Featured Route For Southwest Corner
Bolder Problem in Space (free) 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a North Carolina
: Whiteside Mountain
: Southwest Corner
Bolder Problem in Space was originally done at A4 by Forrest Gardner and Todd Wells. It is an intense aid route with few to no repeats. With FA permission, a free variation was added on lead. The original route aided out a roof crack, whereas the new free variation continues traversing right to the prow. Expect insane exposure and some tough bouldering on great edges.Climb Boulder Problem in the Sky's first pitch and belay at the bolted anchor. Move straight up off of the bel...[more] Browse More Classics in North Carolina
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