Southeast Face Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Whitesides, Southeast Face
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
The Volunteer Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
: Whiteside Mountain
: Southeast Face
Awesome route. Most of the route is well protected but the 1st pitch (p1 and p2 as shown in guide linked) has substantial runouts on easy terrain and the Rotten pitch has potential for very nasty long and unclean fall onto a slab if a hold breaks on you at the wrong spot on the way from the 2nd to 3rd bolt. Watch out for the crazy caver-rappellers, they tend to drop their massive clusters of rope and huge rocks right down on the route. P1: climb slab up to huge hollow flakes, continue up to a b...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
Me on the crux pitch of traditions
Bruce on the headwall of Whitesides during the FA ...