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B-52 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bamboozled T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Bat's Ass T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Bloody Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Catch Me Now I'm Falling T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Chaos Out of Control T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Dinkus Dog T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Enigma, The T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fat Dog T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
First Return T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Gemini Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Good Intentions T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Left Up T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Legacy, The T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Lichen or Not T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Mettle Detector T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Parachute Woman T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Rat's Ass T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Right Up T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Second Coming T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Sentry Box Ledge Direct T,TR 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Short Man's Sorrow T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Slug, The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Southender T 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
Unfinished Concerto T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Windwalker T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Zodiac T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Type: Trad, 150 ft, 2 pitches
FA: Ed Egoon & John Gratz (1984)
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Shared By: rock-fencer on Oct 9, 2011
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Readily climbed as one long pitch:
Climb up a slab with eyebrows that eases in difficulty the higher you get. Mantle onto a block and pull some face moves to access the P1 ledge (can stop here). From there climb through a bulge via a short hand crack (crux)to another ledge. Move to climbers right and high step up over the bulge. Trend up and left to a good ledge with tat slung around a hollow flake.


From the standard South Face approach, cut to climbers right following a trail that drops down and back up along the rock. Pass a large chimney and belay at the base of the slab.

2 ropes to get down. As of October 8th 2011 there is some tat around a hollow flake with two 'biners. Bring some webbing and a knife to switch out for fresh tat.


standard NC rack, #2 and #3 for belay at top of P2


Gustav "Goose" Fredrikson
Jacksonville, FL
Gustav "Goose" Fredrikson   Jacksonville, FL
In the summer months, especially in the mornings when some of the other routes bleed and drip with water B-52 stays dry. It's located a couple hundred feet mountain right (skiers left) from the main trail, traverse slightly down then back up through rhododendron tunnel or just follow the south wall until you get to a big right facing dehedrahl then go down a bit. The first pitch goes at 5.8 but can be a little heady if you're not used to the typical Looking Glass slab, protects with small tricams but as usual the eyebrows deceive with their flared cracks. There is a worn blue rap sling on edged rock between the pitches, view is decent but not nearly as good as the rest of the climbs in the area. Could possibly bail via chimney to the climbers left. 60m rope can serve as a good top rope from first pitch. May 30, 2017
An 80 meter will get you down with one rope. Bring lots of small TCU's for the slab. Dec 6, 2015
munkeybog Sox
Columbia, SC
munkeybog Sox   Columbia, SC
Completely overlooked classic.
If it weren't for the 2 large ledges that break up this one long pitch this thing would be the best intro 5.10 in the state.
Heady and safe. Delicate and Powerful. Convoluted and direct.

And thank you to whomever put the bolts on top. That flake, regardless of sling-condition, was brutal.

Long live common sense! Oct 24, 2013
Columbia, SC
rock-fencer   Columbia, SC
thanks Wes for the bolting job! That should help in people rediscovering this classic gem. -T Jul 8, 2013
Bob M
Alpharetta, GA
Bob M   Alpharetta, GA
Bolted anchors at the top of P2 now. Jun 23, 2013
Cody Ashe
Cody Ashe   Brevard
Only managed the first pitch so far, but very cool route. Jan 1, 2013
Thad Walker and I replaced all the completely ancient tat around that hollow flake masquerading as a rap anchor. I swear that we hacked thru the FAist tat in that mess at some point. In the spirit of the Glass we replaced it with 1/2 static rope rapped in webbing doubled over with two carabiners. It will soon look like it did before we replaced it and a bolt anchor will probably have to go in. Sep 11, 2012