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Elevation: 3,459 ft
GPS: 35.30546, -82.79093
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Shared By: saxfiend on Aug 22, 2009 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.

48 Total Climbs

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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.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3
 4
Scott Fischer Memorial
Trad, Aid 5 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 178
The Seal
Trad 4 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
Pooter the Poacher
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A2
 109
Invisible Airways
Trad, Aid 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A3
 99
Creatures of Waste
Trad, Aid 4 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 88
The Womb
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 14
The Glass I ( Pitch 1 )
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 66
Cornflake Crack
Trad 3 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 58
Safari Jive
Trad 2 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 9
Bombelay
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 7
Extra Crimpy Chicken
Trad, Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Whitney's Excellent Route
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
 20
Waverly Waster
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
 30
Waste Not, Want Not
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
 60
The Glass Menagerie
Trad 7 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Scott Fischer Memorial
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3 Trad, Aid 5 pitches
The Seal
 178
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Pooter the Poacher
 11
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Invisible Airways
 109
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A2 Trad, Aid 3 pitches
Creatures of Waste
 99
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A3 Trad, Aid 4 pitches
The Womb
 88
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
The Glass I ( Pitch 1 )
 14
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Trad
Cornflake Crack
 66
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 3 pitches
Safari Jive
 58
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad 2 pitches
Bombelay
 9
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Extra Crimpy Chicken
 7
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad, Sport
Whitney's Excellent Route
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Waverly Waster
 20
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad
Waste Not, Want Not
 30
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R Trad
The Glass Menagerie
 60
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13 Trad 7 pitches
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