Looking Glass Rock Climber's Log

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bdreese2 - Jan 31, 2021 5:15 pm Date Climbed: Dec 2, 2012

Looking Glass NC  Sucess!



cascadescrambler - Sep 6, 2019 12:34 pm Date Climbed: Apr 17, 1964

Hiked it  Sucess!

After hiking it we found some gently sloping slabs on which to lie back and catch the rays of a warm April sun


Jkells - Oct 25, 2015 7:31 pm

Nice hike  Sucess!

Great hike


WyomingSummits - Dec 30, 2012 11:56 pm

Great friction climbing  Sucess!

A great place to learn multi pitch friction. Have taken beginners on sundial and the nose numerous times. Very interesting features as many of the holds are these undercling eyebrows.


WillieCornett - Dec 6, 2012 3:56 pm

Great for learning multipitch climbing.   Sucess!

Love this place...but can be a circus on weekends.


LukeR84 - May 31, 2012 12:45 am Date Climbed: Apr 9, 2009

Wow!  Sucess!

This was my first time on a multi-pitch route, and probably on a trad route. My buddy and I went up the nose kind of slowly, taking about 3 hours to complete. Since we only had one 60m rope at the time, we didn't feel safe rappelling, so we hiked down. We took the escape scramble off to the left on the last pitch as well, which was a breeze. Fun climb, and a great intro to trad and multi-pitch.

We went again in December 2011, this time I led. It was super windy, and the rock was wet. Neither of us had climbed much in the past months either. I made it up the first pitch and it took nearly an hour, as I did not trust hardly any of my gear placements (still being new to trad, plus having a lack of confidence since I hadn't climbed much lately, and those eyebrows are something else!) and it being so windy. we decided to turn around here, as we also saw other climbers on adjacent routes turning back after their first or second pitches too. Still fun and I'm glad we went.

Also, I have hiked it at least 3 times. The switchbacks get a little annoying, but the last 1/4 mile or so are worth it. It's nice resting near the helipad, and the views are great from the summit. Very similar to Table Rock. Coming back it is kind of easy to get off route, but also easy to get back on.


montanachris - Jul 20, 2011 7:26 am Date Climbed: Jul 3, 2011

Been there...  Sucess!

...before. This time climbed The Nose and Sundial Crack among other routes. 13 pitches total for the day! Love this giant slab of granite.


AirborneBuff - May 4, 2011 2:02 pm Date Climbed: May 2, 2011

Solitude  Sucess!

climbing this popular mountain on a Monday gave me all the solitude at the top I could possibly want

Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Jan 30, 2011 3:33 pm

Standard route  Sucess!

I hiked the summit trail here during a spring trip out here. The trail isn't too exciting at that time of year, but the views from the big slabs up top were excellent.


mlandau3 - Jan 8, 2011 10:42 am

Many Times Since  Sucess!

The views after crossing over the top and descending to the cliff top are spectacular


Cortez - Oct 26, 2009 10:15 am Date Climbed: Oct 25, 2009


The views looking back at the BRP are amazing in the Fall. The slopes of the mountains were ablaze with color. Easy 6.2 mile RT hike.


EverydayExplorer - Sep 1, 2009 3:44 am Date Climbed: May 25, 2009

Fun Place  Sucess!

Just about everything is fun. It can get crowded when Fox Mountain Guides are there but there are enough routes to go around.

Sarah Simon

Sarah Simon - May 14, 2009 9:32 pm Date Climbed: May 14, 2009

Looking Glass Rock Trail  Sucess!

Despite the fact that the heat and humidity nearly killed us, Mom & I enjoyed the hike to the summit of this peak, and then on to the overlook. We especially enjoyed the blooming mountain laurel and azaelias along the way.

Hiking partner: Mom


NCclimber - Mar 17, 2009 5:19 pm Date Climbed: Aug 5, 2007

Great hike, awesome climbs  Sucess!

Make sure to take a dip in the waterfall at the parking lot during the summer months.


rangermatt - Oct 26, 2008 8:52 pm Date Climbed: Sep 28, 2007

Easy way  Sucess!

Cheated by doing the trail. Lots of people. Sunbathed on the helicopter pad.


Koonsy - Mar 4, 2008 9:05 pm Date Climbed: Mar 2, 2008

cool stuff....  Sucess!

Easy hike to the top and some pretty good views.

ksroqclimber - Oct 25, 2007 4:09 pm

Route Climbed: Bloody Crack  Sucess!

Great Climb. I only did the first pitch. The "eye brows" are interesting rock formations.


LonePeakFreak - Aug 14, 2007 2:40 pm

The Nose

Chased off the mountain by bad weather on the third pitch. Some strange climbing on the "eyebrows".


StarMan - Aug 9, 2007 8:37 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2004

Easy trail

nice views!


slick858 - Jul 30, 2007 1:06 pm Date Climbed: May 17, 2007

South Face  Sucess!

Had a Blast! Great Weather the second Day, I will be back here!!!!

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