Description, Access and Descent Routes
From the book: "The Southeast Corner rises in a gigantic triangle, extending north from the edge of the South End. All of the routes on the Southeast Corner end on the southern part of Lower Broadway Ledge."
The Southeast Corner really could be described as the area from Lower Skyline Direct all the way up to the corner that intersects with Lower Broadway Ledge (below Highway To Hell..which is technically on a 'Middle Broadway Ledge'). Access to climbs beyond Worrell's Thicket can be a bit tricky. Additionally, there has been some route development going on in this area and some really nice, quality routes have gone up.
To descend, find the rap rings atop Bee Sting Corner. They're on a ledge close to one of the larger pine trees on Lower Broadway Ledge/SE Corner. From here with a 60m rope you can rap down to the Kauffman-Cardon ledge and another set of rap rings. From the K-C rings, rap down to a third set of rings about 20' down and to climbers left or to a set of rings close to the tree below Dufty's Popoff. Either of these last two sets will get you to the base.
Caution! From the shuts on Kauffman-Cardon ledge, rapping with a 60m rope may or may not reach the ground. Your best bet is to rap going down the line of Ladybug off the ledge, which is the small, hanging left-facing corner. If you go straight back off the K-C ledge and over the bulge you'll likely be short.
Two 60m ropes tied together will hit the base from Bee Sting Corner.
One 70m rope from Bee Sting Corner WILL get you to either set of shuts below the Kauffman-Cardon ledge.
Bottom line: 60m rope, 2 or 3 rappels. 70m rope, 2 rappels. Two 60m ropes, 1 rappel. Not all 60m ropes are created equal so it's a good idea to know just how long your 60m rope really is...TIE KNOTS IN YOUR ENDS!
Alternatively, you can scramble up and over the rocks that will be directly in front of you (west) when topping out Dufty's Popoff or Bee Sting Corner (to the left when you top out on Skyline Traverse). On the other side of these you can walk around to Luncheon Ledge and then either walk all the way down the Stairmaster or to the top of Ecstasy Junior and rap down from there.
Walk up the road from the parking lot and pass the West Face Trail. Look for the sign on the left for the South End and start up the stone step trail. Instead of turning left and heading to the South End, stay right and follow the trail up; it will wind over to the right and then split, with the right fork going to the East Face Trail and the left fork going to the Southeast Corner. Turn left. Follow the steps up and make a sharp right to stay on the trail and up more steps. At the top of the steps you're in the vicinity of Worrell's Thicket and the start of T&T, R&R, and Skyline Traverse.
There are a few other routes that begin further up the hill (Backstage Pass, Lost and Found, etc). For these you will need to use the "social trail" along the base of the Southeast Corner here and go up the hill.
If you are descending in the Skyline Area please stay on the trail and DO NOT descend the steep hill below Skyline Traverse. We've worked very hard to establish a good trail to access the area...please use it!
Weather station 6.2 miles from here
22 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southeast Corner:
R&R 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Rear Entry 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 125'
T&T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 190'
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Dufty's Popoff 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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From the end of P1 of Skyline Traverse, move up and right onto the east face and locate some old pins. Climb past an old pin and gain the small, blocky ledges. Move up and right to the prominent left-facing inside corner. Climb the corner to a point where you can step left onto the face, just below the overhang. Move up, place pro, pull the overhang on the right side, and move up to a small ledge (get pro here). Climb the face to the top (5.4 climbing on the face...pro is possible but you h...[more] Browse More Classics in WV
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