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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  

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

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',8],['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+ 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
Looking up at the 5.10c pitch.  This is way easier...

Original Route (aka Gom Jabber) 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c NC : Whiteside Mountain : Southeast Face
Original Route, III, 5.11a or 5.10c, A0.Approach: Follow the main Whitesides loop trail from the parking lot until a small/vague trail splits off to the right through the rhododendron heading downhill. Follow this trail down until it hangs a left. Follow the trail along the base of the cliff until you reach the "Great Gray Slab". At the right edge of the slab, look for the easiest path up to the tree ledge.Pitch 1: Climb 5.7 slab passing one, maybe two gear placements, (about 1/2 of the way...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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Bruce on the headwall of Whitesides during the FA ...
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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