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Submitted By: nbrown on Sep 7, 2010
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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



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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',5],['5.12',2],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in North Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Face:
Grouse Call   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 70'   Catwalk
pussyfootin'   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Catwalk
Ramp Dinner   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 80'   Catwalk
Flaming Lips   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Catwalk
X70   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Catwalk
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Featured Route For North Face
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X70 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  NC : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Catwalk
This slightly overhanging water groove will have you wishing it was twice as long. Start left of the X70 graffiti and get established in the immaculate quartz groove. Break left at the top and surmount a small runout to the anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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