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ike_bean


Feb 25, 2008, 8:22 PM
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Looking glass beta  (North_America: United_States: North_Carolina: Western: Looking_Glass_Rock)
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Hi, I am headed to Looking Glass over spring break to climb, and I was wondering if there is a trail that leads back to the bottom or if it is a rappel. If its a rappel, what types of things are used to rappel from the summit? Is it fixed gear with anchors or natural like trees, etc...? Is it better to use a 60-70 meter rope for the rappels? Any help would be appreciated!


sthcrag510


Feb 25, 2008, 8:45 PM
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Most of the routes at the glass are rap offs. Usually there will be rap bolts at the top of the routes. Some of the routes require you to use a tree or use another routes rap bolts. Just read the guide book so you know whats up.

Well a 70 meter would be better than a 60 for sure. But doubles are perferable if you have em.


whipperman


Feb 25, 2008, 8:57 PM
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Depends on where you'll be climbing.
If you're at the southface, sunwall, or Nose area you will need two 60m ropes for rappels from bolted anchors with rap rings. A few of the sunwall routes require raps off of trees.

If you're at the northside you can rap several routes with a single 60m rope. 70 m doesn't do much for you at looking glass and can be left at home in my opinion.


deltav


Feb 25, 2008, 9:24 PM
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I agree, no need for a 70m. I use twin 60m. Most routes are bolted, their are trees when they are not. You can hike off, but it would take you hours...and to the wrong parking lot.


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