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Cashiers Area (Ice) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 3,000'
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The greater Cashiers Valley has been referred to by southern climbers as "the Yosemite of the south." In addition to the area's 1000' walls found on Laurel Knob, it also offers some of the longer and more technical ice climbs found in North Carolina.

The North and east Side of White sides, the waterfalls along the Callusaja river below highlands, and numerous other choose your own adventure and go looking for possible first ascents that likely remain in obscure corners or private or public land.

Majors areas with ice:

- North Face of Whitesides
- Collusaja River southwest of Highlands

and there may be other remote waterfalls the beta for which are lost to time or have been secreted away by first ascentionists.

Before driving for hours, make sure to check out the facebook page devoted to reporting conditions in the Southeast:

Getting There 

Coming from the east? Can be reached via 64 from I-26. Or Highway 107.

Google maps to Cashiers will get you close.

Climbing Season

For the All Locations area.

Weather station 6.3 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Cashiers Area (Ice)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cashiers Area (Ice):
Starshine   WI4     Ice, 2 pitches, 200'   Whitesides (ice)
Mother Russia   WI5-     Trad, Ice, 2 pitches, 230'   Whitesides (ice)
Scotch on the rocks    WI2-3     Ice, 2 pitches, 150'   Whitesides (ice)
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Featured Route For Cashiers Area (Ice)
Rock Climbing Photo: Starshine!

Starshine WI4  North Carolina : Cashiers Area (Ice) : Whitesides (ice)
Starshine is THE ice route to do in North Carolina. There are longer gulley climbs in the Black Mountains to the north and sure some harder climbs to be found in Lynville Gorge or on the waterfalls on the Collusaja River, but none of these other waterfalls offers the beautiful position of Starshine.The climb is visible from Highway 64 and offers spectacular views of Laurel Knob and has awesome exposure. You can learn more about the climb by watching this video:...[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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