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Southwest Corner 


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Submitted By: andjoely on Oct 4, 2010
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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.


    4 Total Routes


    ['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['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]


    Featured Route For Southwest Corner
    Looking across from part way through the roof at the final belay.

    Bat Shit Crazy 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  NC : Whiteside Mountain : Southwest Corner
    1. Climb the first pitch of Boulder Problem in the Sky and belay at the fixed anchor. (5.8)2. Climb straight up from the belay and get a piece under the big block. Work up and right, laybacking the big flake, and reach back left to clip the bolt. Continue up the obvious weakness, right and then up to the roof. Traverse left just under the giant roof, with good gear, all the way to the end. Belay here in this spectacular position on a large horn with a fixed anchor. A double rope free rappel gets...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

    Photos of Southwest Corner Slideshow Add Photo
    Up the SW Corner...many options out of the corner.
    Up the SW Corner...many options out of the corner.
    Brian following a route that traverses out from the corner at 3/4 height, below BPitS, then either out the lip of the mini roof or up to the belay at the top of P2 of BPitS.
    Brian following a route that traverses out from th...
    mid December storms
    mid December storms
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    By andjoely
    From: Clemson, SC
    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