Looking Glass Rock Climber's Log

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Bob Sihler

Bob Sihler - Nov 9, 2020 7:15 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.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Mar 13, 2018 6:12 pm Date Climbed: Mar 11, 2018

Birthday Weekend 2018  Sucess!

With Nicholas, Mandi, Doug, Sean, and Matt. Awesome little outing!


MMclimbhigh - May 9, 2016 9:01 am Date Climbed: May 6, 2016

Cowboy Route  Sucess!

Don't miss this one! The views from the top and the rappel alone are well worth it. We tried another route up the S. Ridge, but we bailed on the second pitch. Super fun!


SawtoothSean - Apr 7, 2016 2:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2016

Tradition  Sucess!

Pretty much a tradition now for me to bring someone new to the area to climb and rappel this, and Wilson Arch. Easy climbing, crazy cool rappelling.


RockMountainGirl - Nov 23, 2014 7:43 pm Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2014

Second rappel  Sucess!

My second rappels every, it was awesome.


RockMountainGirl - Nov 23, 2014 7:42 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2014

Love this One  Sucess!

Summited without a rope, second time, great rappels.


SawtoothSean - Nov 13, 2014 1:08 am Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2014

Free Solo  Sucess!

Great one to warm up with at start of our trip. Quick without roping up, and fun rappel.


SawtoothSean - Jan 15, 2014 11:29 am Date Climbed: Nov 9, 2013

Fun day  Sucess!

Climbed Wilson Arch and rapped the middle, then over to Looking glass. Amazing rappel here also!


Kessler - Dec 31, 2013 4:15 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2013

Looking Glass Rock  Sucess!



Scott - Nov 12, 2013 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Nov 10, 2013

Looking Glass Rock  Sucess!

Kessler (my 11 year old son), Charlie and I climbed Looking Glass Rock while Tess stayed below and photographed us (here wrist was hurting). It was a fantastic climb and very enjoyable. The weather was perfect.

Just as suspected, the sandy pitch was indeed sandy, but we all made it to the top without any problem. The exit rap is one of the most spectacular rappels anywhere. Kessler really enjoyed it.


strudolyubov - Jul 25, 2012 4:00 pm Date Climbed: Apr 3, 2012

Looking Glass Regular Route  Sucess!

Climbed Looking Glass regular route with my 7 year-old son and a couple of friends. Led all pitches. Nice free rappel.

Liba Kopeckova

Liba Kopeckova - Apr 10, 2012 1:10 am Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2012

fun and scary rap  Sucess!

super easy scramble, cool free rap - i was scared! :) Duchess was waiting below the window and she was so happy when I came down, nearly licked me to death.

Garon Coriz

Garon Coriz - Jun 16, 2011 3:03 pm Date Climbed: Jun 4, 2011

Fun and Easy  Sucess!

Went with my gf, Whitny, and buddies Jonas and Roya. Great first desert rock experience for all of us.


SarahThompson - Nov 7, 2010 11:02 pm Date Climbed: Nov 6, 2010

Do it for the rappel  Sucess!

11/6/10 - This was a surprisingly quick and easy climb; enjoyable though. The slab didn't seem all that sandy and we just walked right up it. The rappel was a doozy; I'd done long raps before but never this long free. Looking down from up high was unnerving... crazy!

10/17/16 - With Derek.

11/11/16 - With Natalie.


lloyd - Apr 4, 2010 1:43 am

Fun  Sucess!

Almost slipped on pitch 2, but it was all fun.


heather14 - Nov 30, 2009 11:13 pm Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2009

I'm spoiled!  Sucess!

There are not too many climbs in CO that you can park/camp, get out of your sleeping bag and walk 15ft to the start! The climb was a little sandy, but fun. Loved the rap!!


shanahan96 - Nov 30, 2009 4:24 pm Date Climbed: Nov 29, 2009

sunny farewell  Sucess!

scooted up looking glass on a beautiful autumn morning w/heather and aaron. sandy 2nd pitch was nerve-wrecking for a short peroid yet the climb was enjoyable overall. the rap through the keyhole was bomber, ~40m of free riding.


Dow Williams

Dow Williams - Jun 3, 2006 5:28 pm

Looking Glass  Sucess!

Wow, damn windy....made you think about that 2nd pitch....that rap is awesome....great route for the climbing family. So much to do in Moab, so little time.

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