Elevation: 4,000 ft
GPS: 35.079, -83.14 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: andjoely on Oct 4, 2010
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry
Access Issue: 2021 seasonal raptor closure (January 15th-August 15th) - New online pass system Details

Description

Though most people don't think of Whitesides as a cragging destination, along the approach trail to the main southeast face there are numerous excellent 1 and 2 pitch climbs with a fairly short approach.

Getting There

From the parking lot, hike the main hikers trail / old logging road for about 600 feet until the trail splits with steep steps going up to the right. Follow the path with these steps for about 1500 feet for several switchbacks until at the corner of a switchback you are along the ridgeline. Go straight on a faint climbers trail behind a post downhill through rhodos until you reach the cliffs down and to your left.

15 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Left of main southeast face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
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Save the Shrimp
Trad 6 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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One Pitch Wonder
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5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
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Spooktacular
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Save the Shrimp
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 6 pitches
One Pitch Wonder
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Spooktacular
 3
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
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