First Day Climbing the NoseA friend and I took a climbing trip to Looking Glass Rock in Pisgah Forrest in North Carolina. It was a guided trip by Fox Mountain Guides through REI. The trip was great, we were able to climb both Saturday and Sunday despite a horrific weather forecast.
We arrived on a Friday night in Pisgah and woke early the next morning to go to an area called the Nose. It was drizzling soon after we arrived and it looked like we would be leaving before long. We climbed in the rain for a bit (thankful for having rain gear) and it wasnt too bad but not ideal.
The above picture is me on the wall (Sundial Crack -- 5.5) during the first rainy day. A few of the group wanted to leave but we stuck it out and it turned into a great day.
Day 2 of ClimbingThe second day we went to a new rock face on the South Side and set up a few top roping routes. The routes were great with varied difficulty (5.4-5.8) and ledges to rest at.
We climbed to nearly 5:00 and then set up for a hike out. If anyone is intersted in a good guiding service in Western North Carolina I would strongly recommend Fox Mountain Guides.