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Home of some of the earliest routes established at Looking Glass, the Nose Area is a popular destination because of its namesake route. In addition to the Nose, there are a number of great moderates here, any of which will give you lots of climbing mileage and great exposure.

Getting There 

From the road fork, continue up the gravel road for about two miles, passing the Slickrock Falls trailhead, and park in a small lot with a kiosk; this is the Sun Wall trailhead. Hike up the trail about a half-mile to end at the base of Sundial Crack. The Nose is a short distance to the left on the cliffline trail.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.1 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Nose Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Nose Area:
Sundial Crack   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 430'   
The Nose   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Peregrine   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 450'   
Sensemilia Sunset   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 4 pitches, 465'   
Hyperbola   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 4 pitches, 550'   
Dum Dee Dum Dum   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 4 pitches, 230'   
Hyperbola Direct Start   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Southern Crescent   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 350'   
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Featured Route For Nose Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark Willey moving past first crux.

The Nose 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NC : Looking Glass Rock : Nose Area
Pitch 1: Climb low angled ground past numerous eyebrows to a ledge. 5.5, 90'Pitch 2: Climb up to and then along the right angling ramp that is obvious from a distance. 5.8, 100'Pitch 3: From the belay climb straight up the slab. Crux is early on. 5.8, 100'Pitch 4: Climb straight up from the belay or alternately (what I did to bypass a slower party) traverse left onto easier slab. This route is winding and requires a lot more rope, but is significantly easier than the direct version.This route wa...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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Rock Climbing Photo: first pitch 2
first pitch 2
Rock Climbing Photo: climbing first pitch of the nose
climbing first pitch of the nose
Rock Climbing Photo: James at the belay point first pitch
James at the belay point first pitch
Rock Climbing Photo: view from the "parking lot", top of pitc...
view from the "parking lot", top of pitc...

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