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Routes in Whitesides (ice)

Elevation: 4,900 ft
GPS: 35.081, -83.143 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Morrismc on Feb 12, 2014
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry
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Description

Whitesides Mountain. The epitome of steep, long granite climbs in the southeast. If Laurel Knob is the "El Cap of the south," whitesides is the Halfdome. It is home to several ice routes that form up reliably; however, you will want to check the weather in Cashiers, NC before making the drive out here.

Most of the climbs are on the North Face of Whitesides 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.

Getting There

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 Whitesides (ice)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
WI4
 8
Starshine
Ice 2 pitches
WI5-
 4
Mother Russia
Trad, Ice 2 pitches
WI2-3
 5
Scotch on the rocks
Ice 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Starshine
 8
WI4 Ice 2 pitches
Mother Russia
 4
WI5- Trad, Ice 2 pitches
Scotch on the rocks
 5
WI2-3 Ice 2 pitches
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