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Through the Looking Glass 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 16 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Bob Gaines and Patty Kline, February 1999
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Submitted By: Brian in SLC on Nov 28, 2006

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BETA PHOTO: P girl topping out on Through the Looking Glass


Follow crack up past horizontals to first of four bolts. Follow bolt line up, then exit to the left to the anchor slings on the large block. Crux may be the friction between the bolts.


Route is on the left side of Ginger's Face. Rap the route via the slings on the block to the left.


Rack single from .5 to 3.5 inch (only a few cams needed for gear, as the crack section is short). Well bolted.

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Rock Climbing Photo: Through the Looking Glass  Patty Black on lead
Through the Looking Glass Patty Black on lead
Rock Climbing Photo: Gettin' ready for the face climbing...  Patty Blac...
BETA PHOTO: Gettin' ready for the face climbing... Patty Blac...

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By Gary Schenk
Mar 17, 2010
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

We just revisited this route. It's fun with a variety of moves.
By Bob Gaines
Dec 19, 2011
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Rap slings were gone when I did the route today, so if you want to rap off bring some webbing (double length) and rap rings.

Cams from 2.5 to 4 inches work well for the anchor.
By Louise B
Nov 24, 2012
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

Great route. Rap slings were back when we did the route today and looked fairly new.
By Roots
From: Tustin, CA
Feb 24, 2014

Rap slings were gone when we arrived. We did add one 1" sling and bootied a faded 1/2" sling off the tree and added it too. Someone go back and add some more!

PS don't rap the's a weak anchor (looked dead) and besides...if it's still alive then let it be to struggle in the harsh desert.
By Bob Gaines
Jan 22, 2015
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

There are 2 belay/rappel bolts (somewhat hidden) at the very top of the cliff above Gun for the Sun, eliminating the need for the ugly wad of slings around the block. (90 foot rappel)

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