Looking Glass, 5.7, 3 Pitches Climber's Log

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Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Nov 9, 2020 7:21 pm Date Climbed: Jul 30, 2020

Rope-Solo  Sucess!

The route up this has more bolts now than some sources say, so the runout really isn't a problem. On MP, the grade is now 5.4. It's true that there is a 5.7 smear in one section, but it can also be made easier with big holds off to the side. I climbed it in approach shoes and used the easier way on lead, but I didn't have any trouble on solo TR after rapping to clean, though very windy conditions definitely could change that.

The last pitch is pretty much a hike with a few bolts to protect it.

Also, it's easy to scramble to the rap anchors, and a single 70 will get you down with just a little to spare.


strudolyubov - Jul 25, 2012 4:12 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2012

Fun climb  Sucess!

Fun climb, did not feel like 5.7 ... Climbed with my 7 year-old son and a couple of friends. Lead all pitches. Nice free rappel.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 10, 2012 10:32 pm

fun scramble  Sucess!

I think much easier climbing 5.4? Scary rap, but perhaps I am getting too old :)

San Juaneer

San Juaneer - Dec 4, 2009 9:23 pm

bring your wisk broom

w/ Jamie and Heather. I rubbed and rubbed my hands across the crux slab on P2. It didn't stop raining sand granules... finally I gathered the nerve to just flat smear it, but it took a few moments to get me there. The rap was stellar in that alcove!


heather14 - Nov 30, 2009 11:16 pm Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2009

Loved the rap  Sucess!

Another great climb w/Jamie & Aaron. A great easy (although a bit sandy in places), quick and fun climb. I would repeat it just for the fun ride at the end!


shanahan96 - Nov 30, 2009 4:27 pm Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2009

through the looking glass  Sucess!

w/aaron and heather, a fun, easier 5.7 climb. sandstone was unnerving during the crux, but overall a great time! i could do that rap anyday!


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