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.
15 Total Routes
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southeast Face:
Crown of Thorns 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a R Trad, 6 pitches, 700'
New Diversions 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b PG13 Trad, 10 pitches, 700'
Original Route (aka Gom Jabber) 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R Trad, 10 pitches, 800'
Catholic School Girls Direct 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c R Trad, 6 pitches, 750'
Traditions 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- E4 6a Trad, 8 pitches, 700'
Bloody Bolts and Brown Trousers 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a A0 Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 700'
Whippin' Boy 5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a Trad, 6 pitches, 650'
Arm and Hammer 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, Sport, 7 pitches, 700'
Parental Guidance 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 7 pitches, 600'
Perverse Incentive 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 5 pitches, 600'
The Volunteer Wall 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a PG13 Trad, 8 pitches, 700'
The Great Ah Ha 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ E5 6b Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 750'
Warriors Way 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Trad, Sport, 9 pitches, 750'
The Matrix 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- E6 6b Trad, Sport, 8 pitches, 800'
Children of the Sun 5.12+ 7c 28 IX E6 6b A0-1 PG13 Trad, Aid, 8 pitches, 900'
Featured Route For Southeast Face
Original Route (aka Gom Jabber) 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R NC : 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
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