The steep section of the last pitch
This is the side seen from the lookout on hwy 64 near the turnoff. A good area during the summer as it is higher elevation than the surrounding areas and tends to be less hot and buggy. There is often a breeze as well, but the wall does get a little afternoon sun. There are also a number of ice routes here in the winter.
From parking area, locate the trail just to the right of the pit toilets. Follow this trail about 15 minutes to a subtle ridge where the trail goes rightward. Continue a few hundred yards to where a trail goes left up a short hill. From here the main trail goes right, but you will want to go straight down the gully on steep ground. At the bottom move right (skiers right) to the Catwalk area.
Climbing Season For the Whiteside Mountain area.
Weather station 3.0 miles from here
10 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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X70 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 50' Catwalk
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Ramp Dinner 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a NC
: Whiteside Mountain
: ... : Catwalk
This route is phenomenal the entire way. Sustained technical sidepulling and crimping will test your endurance and footwork.The opening moves are probably the most difficult. Figure out how to make the first few steps onto the rock to get to the start of the ramp. Plug a hand-sized piece of pro before getting to the first bolt. Begin moving up and right following the ramp feature past 3 bolts, a piton, and another bolt. Milk a good rest then punch it up and right past a bolt on the very thi...[more] Browse More Classics in NC