Southeast Face Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Whitesides, Southeast Face
The Southeast Face contains some classic Whitesides Routes. Please see Whitesides page for more information.
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.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Southeast Face
Browse More Rock Climbing Classics in Southeast Face
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Southeast Face:
Traditions 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, 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, Sport, 7 pitches, 700'
The Matrix 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 800'
Featured Route For Southeast Face
Original Route (aka Gom Jabber) 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
: Whiteside Mountain
: Southeast Face
Original Route, III, 5.11a or 5.10c, A0.Approach: Follow the main Whitesides loop trail from the parking lot until a small/vague trail splits off to the right through the rhododendron heading downhill. Follow this trail down until it hangs a left. Follow the trail along the base of the cliff until you reach the "Great Gray Slab". At the right edge of the slab, look for the easiest path up to the tree ledge.Pitch 1: Climb 5.7 slab passing one, maybe two gear placements, (about 1/2 of the way...[more] Browse More Classics in NC
Me on the crux pitch of traditions
Bruce on the headwall of Whitesides during the FA ...