Corner Rock Bouldering Luke Evans

Corner Rock Boulder | Big Ivy Wilderness

Corner Rock Boulder (Big Ivy Wilderness, Barndardsville): Big, steep and concentrated: this boulder is like a little crag of problems. Perched above a creek in the majestic Pisgah National Forest this boulder is a true gem. Generally speaking, the boulder has a few warm-ups in the V2 to V5 range, but the bulk of the climbing is concentrated on the harder grades that make this one of the best testpieces for boulders in the Asheville area. With a wide range of problems ranging from V8 to V12, this is a boulder that is perfect for the strongest climbers in the area looking to test their finger strength on one of the steepest blocks around. (Featured Photo: Luke Evans)

In the video below from David Sharratt, watch first ascent footage of Hatchet V11, Bodysplash V9/8, and the route like Natty Bumpo V9. Also, Dave Hume flashes the classic Magua V8.

View Corner Rock Bouldering Guide: Corner Rock Bouldering 2016

Directions From Asheville: Corner Rock is located ~35 minutes north of Asheville in the Big Ivy area of Pisgah National Forest. From Asheville, take I-26 W to Barnardsville and head east on Barnardsville Hwy until you see Dillingham Rd on your right. Follow Dillingham Rd into Pisgah National Forest and past a gate for ~1.7+ miles to a sharp bend at Corner Rock Creek with two parking areas. Hike 200 yards up the trail to the boulder.

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