good hike, easy climb
Good route gets your legs pumped up.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I took the trial up but I was with my grandmother. Isn't that cool?
Climbed The Nose, Peregrine. Great friction climbs. 4 pitches, some moves are real "balancy".
My intro to trad climbing. Did the first two pitches of The Nose and Sundial. Great rock, perfect weather. I'll be back.
Fine climb with then finacee who led the bulge pitch. No way around it. Beautiful Southern granite.
Incredible, strange formation.
Also Sundial Crack, Second Coming, Fat Dog.
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.
Awesome route, great views and a little exposure! Had great weather too!
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.
I have climbed Looking Glass several times.
Another nice one, reminds me of Stone Mountain. I need to get back up there and do some climbing.
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.)