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East Face/Guides Wall (Left side)

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East Face/Guides Wall (Left side)  

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Submitted By: nbrown on Jan 20, 2010

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Looking down the first pitch of The Clincher.


Located on the east side of the mountain not too far off of the Looking Glass Trail. A couple of obscure walls seperated by a 4th class slab in between. The left side has a few good slabby routes up to 200' in height. It tends to drain water, so dry conditions are best.

Getting There 

Park at the Looking Glass Trailhead (the hiking trail to top). Walk about 15 minutes to the second sharp left-hand switchback. Instead of continuing along the trail, hop over some large mossy logs. Follow a faint footpath up and around the first obvious boulder, then continue up a steep path (many boulders in the drainage to your right) to a plateau. From here continue up through a few boulders (cairns to follow). You will arrive at the tallest center section ~ 200' at the un-named 5.9 PG13 face.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

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['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',9],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Looking down pitch 1.

The Clincher 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  NC : Looking Glass Rock : East Face/Guides Wall (Lef...
The start is the technical crux, with the rest of the route being fairly moderate at 5.9 or so.P-1 Mantel the slopey ledge and clip bolt. Make some techy slab moves slightly right to better holds and gear. Then climb the moderate face past 2 more bolts and gear to a belay at roughly 110'. NOTE: there is a s/s nut anchor here for those just wanting to do the first crux pitch.P-2 Continue to top via several variations (5.8ish).Rap from bolts out right (another line)....[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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By nbrown
From: western NC
Mar 10, 2015
This wall isn't a terrible option while the gates are closed to the main areas. Just go on a dry day and maybe consider bringing a brush along.
By andjoely
From: Menlo Park, CA
Jan 21, 2010
good stuff, thanks for posting.
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