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Left of main southeast face  


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Elevation: 4,000'
Location: 35.07851, -83.14043 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: andjoely on Oct 4, 2010
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Description 

Though most people don't think of Whitesides as a cragging destination, along the approach trail to the main southeast face there are numerous excellent 1 and 2 pitch climbs with a fairly 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. Go straight on a faint climbers trail behind a post downhill through rhodos until you reach the cliffs down and to your left.

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12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',7],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Left of main southeast face:
One Pitch Wonder   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Great fall day.

Spooktacular 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  NC : Whiteside Mountain : Left of main southeast face
This route was finished on Halloween day so the name seems fitting. This is an excellent and plumb line on amazing holds (except for the short and thin crux).Climb past 2 bolts and a thin crux that can be done 2 ways. It is probably 11c/d straight up, or 11a/b by going around left. From second bolt, make a slightly exciting mantel up to clip the 3rd bolt. Move right then back left and climb straight up the wall passing great holds and great gear to some finishing bulges. Lower from a 2 bolt...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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By andjoely
From: Menlo Park, CA
Feb 22, 2011
It is important to note that all these routes in addition to the headwall routes are affected by the peregrine closure. For some good cragging routes that are open go to the southwest corner area.