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Description 

This is the side seen from the lookout on hwy 64 near the turnoff. A good area during the summer as it is higher elevation than the surrounding areas and tends to be less hot and buggy. There is often a breeze as well, but the wall does get a little afternoon sun. There are also a number of ice routes here in the winter.

Getting There 

From parking area, locate the trail just to the right of the pit toilets. Follow this trail about 15 minutes to a subtle ridge where the trail goes rightward. Continue a few hundred yards to where a trail goes left up a short hill. From here the main trail goes right, but you will want to go straight down the gully on steep ground. At the bottom move right (skiers right) to the Catwalk area.

Climbing Season

For the Whiteside Mountain area.

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

10 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',5],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in North Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Face:
Grouse Call   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 70'   Catwalk
pussyfootin'   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Catwalk
Ramp Dinner   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 80'   Catwalk
Flaming Lips   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Catwalk
X70   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 50'   Catwalk
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Featured Route For North Face
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Curt Johnson Memorial Route 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : ... : Main North Face
An amazing roof crack bars the way to some nice moderate face climbing. Though it says 5 pitches it can easily be done in 3 or 4 if you tolerate some rope drag. Jim Corbett aided the roof crack many years ago and Shannon Stegg finished the route with Wayne and I recently. The route is named after Curt Johnson, a climber who died of cancer a couple years ago. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

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