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Southeast Face

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Southeast Face 

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Elevation: 4,930'
Location: 35.0831, -83.1358 View Map  Incorrect?
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  • Description 

    The Southeast Face contains some classic Whitesides Routes. Please see Whitesides page for more information.

    Getting There 

    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.

    15 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southeast Face:
    New Diversions   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13     Trad, 10 pitches, 700'   
    Original Route (aka Gom Jabber)   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R     Trad, 10 pitches, 800'   
    Traditions   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, 8 pitches, 700'   
    Bloody Bolts and Brown Trousers   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a A0     Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 700'   
    Whippin' Boy   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Trad, 6 pitches, 650'   
    Arm and Hammer   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 700'   
    The Matrix   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b     Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 800'   
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    Featured Route For Southeast Face
    Lookin down one of the headwall pitches

    Warriors Way 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b  NC : Whiteside Mountain : Southeast Face
    This route is one of the best routes in the state. Wait, make that the east coast. It's steep, sustained, and well protected with high quality climbing.P1: Climb up the lower angle slab more or less straight up passing two bolts to a large overhang with a bolt in it. Clip the bolt and do a 5.12 mantel onto the slabby face above. Follow face past one bolt and gear to a bolted anchor. (5.12b)P2: Pumpy and sustained. Follow the bolted line past intricate steep climbing with awesome movement. Bring ...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

    Photos of Southeast Face Slideshow Add Photo
    Bruce on the headwall of Whitesides during the FA of Bloody Bolts...
    Bruce on the headwall of Whitesides during the FA ...
    Me on the crux pitch of traditions
    Me on the crux pitch of traditions
    Whitesides, Southeast Face
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