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Left of main southeast face

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Crimpers delight T 
Lucky 13th (CRS) pitch 1 - 5.10c, pitch 2 5.11+ T 
On second thought T,S 
One Pitch Wonder T 
Sailor Moon T,S 
Save the Shrimp T 
Scarecrow T 
Seam of Dreams T 
Spooktacular T 
Treat T 
Trick T 
Unknown T 
Unknown 2 T 
Zombie Spoof T 

Left of main southeast face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,000'
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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.

Climbing Season

For the Whiteside Mountain area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Left of main southeast face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Left of main southeast face:
Save the Shrimp   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   
One Pitch Wonder   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Spooktacular   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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One Pitch Wonder 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : Left of main southeast face
Start on the face about 20 feet left of the arete. An excellent juggy face leads to a ledge rest below a shallow overhanging right facing corner. Bomber gear and fingerlocks take you up to a two bolt anchor (there used to be a rappel tree but it is now dead)...[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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By andjoely
From: Menlo Park, CA
Feb 22, 2011
It is important to note that all these routes in addition to the headwall routes are affected by the peregrine closure. For some good cragging routes that are open go to the southwest corner area.
By TomCaldwell
From: Clemson, S.C.
Apr 6, 2015
These routes are all great single pitch lines. If you can overlook the dirty sections, this is one of the best areas at Whitesides. They can all be climbed anytime of year. A brush can be helpful if any of the difficult sections or slopers need cleaning. Most of the hardware is new and in great condition. Expect solitude and great views of the main face of Whitesides.

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