Southeast Face Rock Climbing
Low on New Diversions.
The Southeast Face contains some classic Whitesides Routes. Please see Whitesides page for more information.
To reach the Southeast face, from the parking lot, follow the main loop trail. Follow the (easy to miss) cut off from the main trail through some rhododendron and down a trail/gully to the base of the cliff. Follow the trail along the cliff line to the left.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Southeast Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southeast Face:
Traditions 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 8 pitches, 700'
Whippin' Boy 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, 6 pitches, 650'
Arm and Hammer 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 700'
The Matrix 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 800'
Featured Route For Southeast Face
Traditions 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a NC
: Whiteside Mountain
: Southeast Face
P1: Slab up a full rope length, cutting hard left at the bowl near half way (extend your gear with several slings), passing some cruxy smears and a couple of bolts to a double bolt anchor at the base of a steep face right of a right facing dihedral. (5.9+)P2: Climb right off of the belay and fire up over a few bolts to a single bolt belay with gear. (5.11a)P3: Trend hard right and follow the path of least resistance up the juggy but poorly protected face. When in doubt, go right. Pass a bolt ...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
Bruce on the headwall of Whitesides during the FA ...
Me on the crux pitch of traditions
BETA PHOTO: Whitesides, Southeast Face