Elevation: 3,459 ft
GPS: 35.305, -82.791 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: saxfiend on Aug 22, 2009 with updates from Billy Danger and 2 others
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

Description

People use words like "Yosemite" to describe the North Side, and this is definitely the home of Looking Glass' most serious and difficult climbing. For all but the most advanced climbers, aid is the style of climbing here. Signature North Side routes include Glass Menagerie and the Womb.

Getting There

From the road fork, continue up the gravel road for about two miles, passing the Slickrock Falls trailhead and the Sun Wall kiosk/parking lot. After about another quarter-mile, look for a pullout on the right. Hike down from the parking lot to a clearing, then follow an old logging grade to the left a short distance to a footpath that cuts off to the right. Hike through the woods for about 20 minutes to finish at the base of Glass Menagerie.

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Classic Climbing Routes at North Side

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 45
The Sperm
Trad 4 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 126
The Seal
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A2
 72
Invisible Airwaves
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A3
 65
Creatures of Waste
Trad, Aid 4 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 72
The Womb
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 40
Killer Whales
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 39
Cornflake Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
The Glass I ( Pitch 1 )
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 42
Safari Jive
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 7
Bombelay
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 8
Whitney's Excellent Route
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 11
Waverly Waster
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Kahntian Ethics
Trad, Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 20
Waste Not, Want Not
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
 44
The Glass Menagerie
Trad 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Sperm
 45
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
The Seal
 126
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Invisible Airwaves
 72
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A2 Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Creatures of Waste
 65
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A3 Trad, Aid 4 pitches
The Womb
 72
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Killer Whales
 40
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Cornflake Crack
 39
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
The Glass I ( Pitch 1 )
 7
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Safari Jive
 42
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Bombelay
 7
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Whitney's Excellent Route
 8
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Waverly Waster
 11
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad
Kahntian Ethics
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad, Sport
Waste Not, Want Not
 20
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
The Glass Menagerie
 44
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13 Trad 7 pitches
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