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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+ 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'
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'
Featured Route For Southeast Face
The Volunteer Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 NC : 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
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