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Southeast Face

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L to R R to L Alpha
Arm and Hammer T 
Bloody Bolts and Brown Trousers T 
Catholic School Girls Direct T 
Children of the Sun T 
Connections T 
Crown of Thorns T 
First Mate T 
Great Ah Ha, The T 
Matrix, The T 
New Diversions T 
Original Route (aka Gom Jabber) T 
Parental Guidance T 
Perverse Incentive T 
Traditions T 
Volunteer Wall, The T 
Warriors Way T 
Whippin' Boy T 
Whiteside Girdle T 
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Southeast Face Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,930'
Location: 35.0831, -83.1358 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jeff Mekolites on May 22, 2007  with updates from Billy Danger
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Description 

The Southeast Face contains some classic Whitesides Routes. Please see Whitesides page for more information.

Getting There 

To reach the Southeast face, from the parking lot, follow the main loop trail. Follow the (easy to miss) cut off from the main trail through some rhododendron and down a trail/gully to the base of the cliff. Follow the trail along the cliff line to the left.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.4 miles from here

18 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',2],['5.11',7],['5.12',8],['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 Southeast Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southeast Face:
New Diversions   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b PG13     Trad, 10 pitches, 700'   
Original Route (aka Gom Jabber)   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 10 pitches, 800'   
Catholic School Girls Direct   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 6 pitches, 750'   
Traditions   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 8 pitches, 700'   
Bloody Bolts and Brown Trousers   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a A0     Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 700'   
Whippin' Boy   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Trad, 6 pitches, 650'   
Arm and Hammer   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 7 pitches, 700'   
The Matrix   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
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Featured Route For Southeast Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Lookin down one of the headwall pitches

Warriors Way 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b  North Carolina : Whiteside Mountain : Southeast Face
This route is one of the best routes in the state. Wait, make that the east coast. It's steep, sustained, and well protected with high quality climbing.P1: Climb up the lower angle slab more or less straight up passing two bolts to a large overhang with a bolt in it. Clip the bolt and do a 5.12 mantel onto the slabby face above. Follow face past one bolt and gear to a bolted anchor. (5.12b)P2: Pumpy and sustained. Follow the bolted line past intricate steep climbing with awesome movement. Bring ...[more]   Browse More Classics in North Carolina

Photos of Southeast Face Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Me on the crux pitch of traditions
Me on the crux pitch of traditions
Rock Climbing Photo: Low on New Diversions.
Low on New Diversions.
Rock Climbing Photo: Bruce on the headwall of Whitesides during the FA ...
Bruce on the headwall of Whitesides during the FA ...

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