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Left of main southeast face  

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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

Weather station 3.0 miles from here

14 Total Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Left of main southeast face:
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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On second thought 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  NC : Whiteside Mountain : Left of main southeast face
This is a great climb with lots of variety. It has a short and bouldery crux that can easily be aided at 5.11 A0. Be sure to sling much of the gear in the middle of the route (under roof) long.P-1. Climb up to a bolt in the ramp that leads right past a pin and another bolt. Face climb on wild crystals to a stance below left facing corner and get some gear ( small nuts). Climb past a small/med cam (offset works well here) to the bolt and then up to a stance below roof. Move left past possibl...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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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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