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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.
15 Total Routes
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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'
Featured Route For Southeast Face
The Matrix 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b NC : Whiteside Mountain : Southeast Face
A great journey up one of the biggest cliffs in the East. Steep and exposed climbing up high that's runout but well protected at the cruxes. Classic Whitesides climbing that's not to scary compared to some of the others nearby....[more] Browse More Classics in NC
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