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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

gwave47

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

Shawna

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!

sugie1986

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

WoundedKnee

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

plume

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!

myles

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!

vanman798

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!

vanny37

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!

petersbike

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!

sierratrekkin

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

jomalDate Climbed: 198?  Sucess!

jomal

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

mekwiseRoute Climbed: The Nose, Sundial, Bloody Crack, Second Coming, etc Date Climbed: Currently  Sucess!

mekwise

One of the great climbing areas of the S.E. Amazing quality rock huge selection, featuring multipitch trad and scary aid routes. Year around climbing (except May when the black flies show up. Great camping also.
Posted Aug 30, 2004 10:47 pm

brandonRoute Climbed: Lots Date Climbed: 1994-2004  Sucess!

brandon

My first two aid routes, Glass Menagerie before the crazy bolting, and Psychedelic Delusions of the Digital Man. Many awesome 3 to 5 pitch lines on the Nose Area and Sunwall, and the South Face is great grantie cragging, 1 to 2 pitches as good or better than Rumbling Bald, but on the more moderate side.
Posted Aug 5, 2004 9:08 pm

gatoRoute Climbed: Lots of rock routes; South Face, North Face, Nose Date Climbed: 1997-1999  Sucess!

gato

This is one of the best rock climbing areas in Western NC. Whether you are looking for sweet granite slabs or cracks on the South face, the finest 5.8 in the state (the Nose, four pitches of glory), or overhanging splitters and HARD aid on the North face, the Glass has it all. And don't forget to hit some of those signature "eyebrow" routes as well. Nothing like it to be found anywhere! Climb in autumn for unspoiled views of the famous fall foliage of the Smokies.
Posted Aug 4, 2004 12:13 pm

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

BobSmith

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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