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Elevation: 4,355 ft 1,327 m
GPS: 35.08065, -83.14336
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Shared By: Morrismc on Feb 12, 2014 · Updates
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Whiteside Mountain. The epitome of steep, long granite climbs in the southeast. If Laurel Knob is the "El Cap of the south," Whiteside is Halfdome. It is home to several ice routes that form up reliably; however, you'll want to check the weather in Cashiers, NC before making the drive out here.Most of the climbs are on the North Face of Whiteside with a few gulley climbs, some slabs, and the super classic 2 pitch WI4 Starshine. There are enough routes here to keep you entertained for a weekend, and reason to keep coming back for more.

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Whitesides can be approached from many different directions.

Park in the Forest Service parking lot that requires a parking fee. Most of the routes are accessed via the trail that heads North just behind the bathrooms (see beta photo on the right)

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Classic Climbing Routes at Whiteside (ice)

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