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snowhikerThe Nose ( Looking Glass )  Sucess!


Good route gets your legs pumped up.
Posted Mar 11, 2007 9:01 pm

Zac FinleySunday Solitude  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 21, 2006

Zac Finley

Started up the mountain from the looking glass rock trailhead just before nine in the morning. At first, when the rain started coming down, I wasn't thrilled, but soon appreciated it. I doubt there are many Sunday's throughout the year that I would have the summit and entire trail to myself like I did today. The actual summit didn't present much of a view, but skirt off to the left or right or straight across the summit about 1/4 mile offered beautiful Blue Ridge vistas. Just be careful hiking around the bald rocks this time of year. I tempted death a few times, slippin on clear ice patches.
Posted Jan 21, 2007 10:49 pm

gwave47Route Climbed: Looking Glass Rock Trail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2007


Great Trail. Impressive Views from the top, only bad thing was that I forgot to put the memory card in my camera, therefore I took zero pictures. Yes, I was mad at myself. Guess I'll just do it again later.
Posted Jan 14, 2007 12:51 am

ShawnaTrail  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006


Was traveling with a college soccer team at the time...stopped for a break and climbed the trail with them. Beautiful view at the top and fun little pond to jump/swim in at the bottom across from the trailhead.
Posted Dec 13, 2006 10:55 pm

sugie1986A View Well Deserved  Sucess!


I climbed this rock w/my cousin and some friends. My cousin did the lead climbing. The view from the very top was absoultely spectacular!! I suggest if you ever have the chance to climb any part of looking glass...you should do it.
Posted Nov 6, 2006 2:55 pm

Dottie Little TentDid the trail...
Date Climbed: Mar 17, 1990

Dottie Little Tent

I took the trial up but I was with my grandmother. Isn't that cool?
Posted Sep 14, 2006 9:19 pm

Mike NLooking Glass  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Sep 2, 2006

Mike N

Climbed The Nose, Peregrine. Great friction climbs. 4 pitches, some moves are real "balancy".
Posted Sep 5, 2006 1:03 am

WoundedKneeThe Nose, Sundial
Date Climbed: Aug 13, 2006


My intro to trad climbing. Did the first two pitches of The Nose and Sundial. Great rock, perfect weather. I'll be back.
Posted Aug 16, 2006 2:22 pm

plumeTits and Beer  Sucess!
Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2006


Fine climb with then finacee who led the bulge pitch. No way around it. Beautiful Southern granite.
Posted Aug 1, 2006 3:11 am

mylesRoute Climbed: The Nose Date Climbed: May 1997  Sucess!


Incredible, strange formation.

Also Sundial Crack, Second Coming, Fat Dog.
Posted May 6, 2005 11:49 am

vanman798Route Climbed: Took the hiking trail up Date Climbed: July 2002  Sucess!


We took the hiking trail up, and then did a little bit of scrambling at the top. I climbed down a bit too far, free hand, and had a lot of "worrys" getting back up.

Walter V
Posted Apr 28, 2005 4:45 pm

vanny37Route Climbed: The Nose Date Climbed: November, 2003  Sucess!


Awesome route, great views and a little exposure! Had great weather too!
Posted Mar 23, 2005 9:58 am

petersbikeRoute Climbed: The Nose Date Climbed: January 2000  Sucess!


Climbed with Wayne and Phillipe. It was very cold and as the sun rose it got colder, as the valley warmed up and the winds increased. It was in the middle of the second pitch on the quartzite ramp where things got warmer. Fun trip.
Posted Mar 17, 2005 5:34 pm

sierratrekkinRoute Climbed: The Nose, Sundial and Second Coming Date Climbed: All season  Sucess!


I have climbed Looking Glass several times.
Posted Dec 24, 2004 8:33 am

jomalDate Climbed: 198?  Sucess!


Another nice one, reminds me of Stone Mountain. I need to get back up there and do some climbing.
Posted Oct 29, 2004 3:56 am

BobSmithRoute Climbed: Looking Glass Rock Trail Date Climbed: 08-03-2004  Sucess!


I'd been meaning to climb this one for ages. I really had no idea it would be that spectacular a peak. Yes, I knew the cliffs were serious, but I just didn't realize a 4K foot peak sitting among mile-high mountains would command such views! What a great day! (Even if I did almost fall off the mountain.)

Posted Aug 3, 2004 11:29 pm

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