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
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Southeast Face
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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
Arm and Hammer 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a North Carolina
: Whiteside Mountain
: Southeast Face
Excellent route that's probably over all the easiest of the headwall routes. The first couple pitches are the most dangerous and was the scene of perhaps the most severe accident in whitesides climbing history after a climber got severely off route on p2. Be careful with routefinding on these pitches! P2 aims for a hidden 2 bolt belay on a small ledge about 40 feet right of the coal mine corner.See the attached topo for more details...[more] Browse More Classics in North Carolina
Me on the crux pitch of traditions
Bruce on the headwall of Whitesides during the FA ...