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Bombelay T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Brain Dead T A4
Captain Kangaroo T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Cornflake Crack T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Creatures of Waste T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A3
Deliverance aka : Squeal Like a Pig T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Extra Crimpy Chicken T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Fear of Flying T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Glass Eye T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
Glass I ( Pitch 1 ), The T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Glass Menagerie, The T 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c PG13
Guillotine, The T 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
House of Cards Var. A3-
Invisible Airwaves T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b A2
Invisible Airwaves Direct T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Kahntian Ethics T,S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Killer Whales T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Nuclear Erection T 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Off the Wall T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Pooter the Poacher T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Practice Aid Route T,TR A2
Reign of Fire T 5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c PG13
Remember Appomattox (aka Rowins's Route) 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b A2+
Ride the Lightning T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Safari Arete (extension) T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Safari Jive T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Safari Jive Direct T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Safari Jive Double Direct T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Scott Fischer Memorial T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c A3
Seal, The T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Shrimp Cocktail T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Southern Hospitality Var. T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a A3 R
Sperm, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Waste Not, Want Not T,S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Waverly Waster T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
Whitney's Excellent Route T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Womb, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
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Type: Trad, 400 ft, 5 pitches, Grade III
FA: Dan Caldwell, Dave Sharratt,and Richard Burnett
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Shared By: Adam Tripp on Nov 22, 2016
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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An excellent route stacked with high quality, sustained, and challenging pitches, more interesting and probably more difficult than the Glass Menagerie. A good strategy is to haul a ledge to the hanging belay at the top of the second pitch (leave it here as you can collect it rappelling the route on the descent). Thanks to Dan Caldwell for having the vision and equipping the route. More info on the FA in this article:…

Pitch 1: (5.11a) See description for the Glass I (first pitch):…

Pitch 2: (5.12d) Gain a flake that traverses left, then up, then back left. This pitch is relatively short but packs a lot of moves into the boulder problem crux, involving tenuous underclings, small feet, and big moves, finishing with a jug over the lip
Gear: smallest C3/X4 to #2 C4

Pitch 3: (5.13a) Step up into the gaping maw of the huge flake above your head and undercling/layback this thing to where it goes vertical. Clip a bolt on the flake and continue the strenuous layback up the flake till it terminates where it is finally narrow enough to place a cam. Make a big reach into a horizontal in the face, place gear, and continue through pumpy face face moves, more gear and finally a bolt. The crux is above, made more difficult by the sustained face climbing below.
Leave the bolt and climb through slopers, thin crimps, underclings, and high steps, typical of the Looking Glass style, but tilted back more than usual. After one more bolt and gear you reach the anchors.
Gear: smallest X4/C3 to #3 C4. 3 bolts. A #6 C4 is nice right above the belay, but not necessary.

Pitch 4: (5.12a) This pitch is one of the best at the Glass. Leave the belay and pull a roof with a bolt at your waist. Continue through a series of flaring crack and facey/stem moves past gear and more bolts until you can traverse left into a nice crack protected by gear. After some very nice crack climbing, there is a final mantel crux to gain the belay ledge.
Gear: blue TCU to #1 C4. 7 bolts. Extras in the 0.5 C4 size are useful.

Pitch 5: (5.10) A long pitch involving a wide crack, face climbing, and some bolts....To be honest, I have not climbed this one, so good luck.
Gear: full rack, at least 2 bolts, maybe more.


Starts to the left of the Peregrine Roof and follows the obvious huge flake system to the top of the wall.

Rap the route with a single 70


smallest C3/X4 to at least a #3 C4 (a #4 might be useful on the 5th pitch). A #6 C4 is nice right above the belay starting the 3rd pitch, but not necessary.

All anchors have double bolt anchors with rap rings.


Young Harris, GA
Lohan   Young Harris, GA
Does this route top out? Aug 15, 2017
Asheville, NC
Lucas   Asheville, NC
This route does top out....although it's an arduous hike back to the car from the top. You can rapp the route with a single 70m. Aug 19, 2017
Dan Caldwell and crew tried not to bolt any of the aid lines that cross the glass eye. Aka Carolina hardcore ecstasy. So at the top they bolted a final direct pitch that was a hard Boulder problem on real bad rock. From the last belay on the small sloping ledge there is an old aid line that traverses it to the right, moves up into a dihedral and then the glory crack to the top. I had rappeled in and found a couple bat hook holes on it moving to the crack. The day dan and I went up and I redpointed the 3rd and 4th pitches I told dan about the bat hooks and said the corner would go around 10+\11- he aided out and sank the bolts.
Pitch 5: 5.10+ traverse that ledge to the right and move up into the dihedral. Then make some magic happen to gain the crack above it. From what I remember it felt more like I was in an offwidth then a dihedral. Not straight forward. The finish is harder and more run out then the menagerie.

Pat goodman's name should be changed with dan caldwells name. Pat held dave's rope. Dan's vision and hard work turned that chunk of rock into a sick ass rock climb. Thanks dan! Feb 5, 2018

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