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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 Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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
Hanging out just past the crux

Dum Dee Dum Dum 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13  NC : Looking Glass Rock : Nose Area
Easy runout to the base of an obvious crack. The crux is right off the slab and is protected by a bolt. The difficulties begin with a sharp off-hands crack which gives way to strenuous hands and fists to the top.Addendum per guide book: Skirt right of the bolt and back to the crack on p1 to make it 10aP2: Climb a wide crack along an arch to a bolted anchors, 5.8 70 ftP3: Pull over a 5.9 bulge and belay after 100ftP4: scramble up easier ground and descend as for the nose...[more]   Browse More Classics in NC

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

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