The Man Behind the Curtain

This route is located in the Natural Bridge Region at Lady Slipper - Emerald City

Whiteout Direct

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Whiteout 5.8 (Trad) ***

First Ascent: John Bronaugh, Ron Snider in 1984
Length: 100ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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This route is located about 100 feet left of Friable near the main arete of the wall where No Place Like Home begins. Climb up easy ground via a left-facing flake and belay. Continue up the handcrack in a dihedral and move left onto the face when the crack fades out.
Descent: Rap anchors-60m rope required
Stays Dry:
Owner: NFS
beautiful (3) fun (2) adventerous (1) exposed (1) hands (1) classic (1) steep (1) juggy (1) long (1)
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5.8 (57 votes)

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Submitted by: Dman
Date: Mar 6th, 2009

Submitted by: Michiza
Date: Oct 17th, 2006

Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 19th, 2005


Wes said on January 21st, 2003
You can link whiteout direct and whiteout into one 120 foot mixed route @ 5.8. Two ropes will get you down in one rap.
Yasmeen said on April 14th, 2003
(I didn't place the gear so call it a pinkpoint or whatever you want)
Gothmog said on May 27th, 2003
One of my favorite RRG multi-pitch routes!
Anonymous said on September 21st, 2004
White Out is awsome, do it fall in late afternoon and you can get awsome view of the sun falling at the gorge
Anonymous said on September 21st, 2004
White Out is awsome, do it fall in late afternoon and you can get awsome view of the sun falling at the gorge
Snowpuppy said on December 6th, 2004
Cool route and very fun. Had an excellant view of the sun rising.
quicksilver said on March 8th, 2006
One of my favorite routes in the Red. A lot harder when the temps. hit 80 plus.
Snowpuppy said on August 28th, 2006
I free soloed it.
randomboulder said on October 24th, 2006
Great view from the top with the fall colors near its peak. Surprisingly good holds inside the crack as well as the face.
leahanne33 said on March 21st, 2007
Really fun route with a great view at the end.
dbarless said on October 17th, 2007
Fantastic line!!! Quality crack with great movement, protects well. The view from the top is hard to beat. Can rap to the ground with a 70m rope.
RValentine09 said on October 16th, 2008
Just out of curiousity, does anyone know if this tops out if you were to move up and left of the anchors? I was curious but not interested enough to actually try it last time I was up there. I did however find that a 60m rope just barely gets you to the ground. You need every inch of that rope stretch though so make sure you tie those knots in each end.
ahab said on October 27th, 2008
the route is ok. the view? superb.
Dman said on February 9th, 2009
best 8 so far the veiw is amazing if into the purple valley gets 4 stars this needs 5 for sure classic in my book
dustonian said on January 19th, 2010
Whiteout Direct + Whiteout in 1 pitch = 5-star warmup! You can even get down with a single 70... the right finish to the 2nd pitch (up the thin crack instead of the jugs out right) is cruxy and very classic, too bad the anchors are so far to the left!
rjackson said on September 12th, 2011
Big fun, no matter how you do it!
epitaph said on August 20th, 2012
I would like to say thanks to whoever placed the quick links on the 1st pitch rap hangers. The rap hangers are arranged in a way that pulling the rope through them results in a fierce rope twist.
Anonymous said on November 28th, 2012
There were no quicklinks on either set of anchors when I climbed it yesterday, 11/24/12
EricDorsey said on December 28th, 2013
New glue in anchors with huge quicklinks at both sets of anchors, thanks to whoever replaced them... Much nicer than the old set up.
Anonymous said on March 24th, 2015
this route is unreal! the exposure and movement is really cool! fun to hears cars honking at you! clayton
KhaoticKlimber said on June 17th, 2019
Dare I say it, better than Roadside Attraction?
Anonymous said on July 22nd, 2019
The shitty bolts, tat, and tree anchor on the right hand variation has been updated to 2 bomber glue ins. Please leave the tree free of tat and descend via the bolted anchor. You can reach the ground with a single 70m rope, a 60 would probably come up a bit short.