A nice view from the Parking Lot on The Nose
Home 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.
From 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.
Weather station 5.7 miles from here
8 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Nose Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Nose Area:
The Nose 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Peregrine 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 450'
Hyperbola 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
R Trad, 4 pitches, 550'
Featured Route For Nose Area
Dum Dee Dum Dum 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
PG13 North Carolina
: Looking Glass Rock
: Nose Area
Easy runout to the base of an obvious crack. The crux is right off the slab and is protected by a bolt. The difficulties begin with a sharp off-hands crack which gives way to strenuous hands and fists to the top.Addendum per guide book: Skirt right of the bolt and back to the crack on p1 to make it 10aP2: Climb a wide crack along an arch to a bolted anchors, 5.8 70 ftP3: Pull over a 5.9 bulge and belay after 100ftP4: scramble up easier ground and descend as for the nose...[more] Browse More Classics in North Carolina
By Jasoncollins Collins
Aug 1, 2016
I lost a Casio Pathfinder Watch (green/black) at the base of the Nose tuesday the 26th july. Please message me if you happened upon it…as I have been late to work twice since I lost it. Thank you
By Spencer Huffman
Sep 8, 2016
Not to turn this comment section into a lost and found forum but if you happen upon a black car key (no key chains) at the base of the nose or parking lost please DM me or email email@example.com. Preesh