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Southeast Face

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Arm and Hammer T,S 
Bloody Bolts and Brown Trousers T 
Catholic School Girls Direct T 
Children of the Sun T 
Crown of Thorns T 
Great Ah Ha, The T,S 
Matrix, The T,S 
New Diversions T 
Original Route (aka Gom Jabber) T 
Parental Guidance T 
Perverse Incentive T 
Traditions T 
Volunteer Wall, The T 
Warriors Way T,S 
Whippin' Boy T 
Whiteside Girdle T 

Southeast Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,930'
Location: 35.0831, -83.1358 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jeff Mekolites on May 22, 2007
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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.

Climbing Season

For the Whiteside Mountain area.

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

16 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Southeast Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southeast Face:
New Diversions   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 10 pitches, 700'   
Original Route (aka Gom Jabber)   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 10 pitches, 800'   
Catholic School Girls Direct   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 6 pitches, 750'   
Traditions   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 8 pitches, 700'   
Bloody Bolts and Brown Trousers   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a A0     Trad, Aid, 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'   
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Featured Route For Southeast Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Scott reaching for the flake with the pin, pitch 2...

Whippin' Boy 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  NC : Whiteside Mountain : Southeast Face
Probably the best route right of mainline. All the pitches are good and it follows a direct line up the good white rock for a ways. It is well protected except perhaps for a few sections of 5.8 but in classic Doc Bayne style you actually have to free climb the harder parts of the route to get up it. P1: Climb the 5.6 standard variation to the 1st pitch of the OR to the tree.P2: climb straight up past a fixed pin and a hangerless bolt with a rivet hanger to a left facing corner. Continue climb t...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

Photos of Southeast Face Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Bruce on the headwall of Whitesides during the FA ...
Bruce on the headwall of Whitesides during the FA ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on the crux pitch of traditions
Me on the crux pitch of traditions
Rock Climbing Photo: Whitesides, Southeast Face
BETA PHOTO: Whitesides, Southeast Face

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