Nose Area Rock Climbing
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DescriptionHome 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 ThereFrom 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.
There is a gate at the start of the gravel road, The gate is locked from sometime in late Fall until Spring (late March?). When the gate is locked, one has to park at the Fish Hatchery ("Pisgah Center for Wildlife Education"). The hatchery has a huge parking lot with drinking water, bathrooms, and lots of trout). This adds about 2.5 miles of uphill walking to reach the kiosk and the approach trail.
Classic Climbing Routes at Nose Area
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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