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Glass Menagerie - 5.13a A2 popular

Average Rating = 4.50/5 Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (25)
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Rock (Trad) Aid
G
7
RPs and Aliens up to 5"
600
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11d A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.62/5
  Rock Quality 4.75/5
  Scenery 4.50/5
  Fun Factor 4.62/5

Description:

This route is the crown jewel of Looking Glass. Now that it has been retrobolted for the free ascent, it goes at IV 5.9 C2, or free at 5.12d/13a.

Submitted by: dirko on 2007-12-15
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Route ID: 29332

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.13a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: A-Bowl on 2013-10-22 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars finally brought it down to size

I remember looking up at this 6-7 years ago when I was just freeing 5.9.... Nice to find out this is a very doable and fun free route.

Added: 2013-10-27

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: stevecurtis on 2009-04-13 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars fun

We did this after a down pour. The reas in under the roof were OK. The 200+ feet at the top were streaming water. A vivid memory

Added: 2012-09-08

Ratings
  Difficulty A2
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: csproul on 2011-05-30 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars My first real aid climb

Led pitches 2,4, and 6. Fixed to the top of 4 on day 1. Finished the top three pitches the following day. Aided everything, no free climbing.

Added: 2011-05-30

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: IsayAutumn on 2011-02-19 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars what a route

See zealotnoob's description below.

Added: 2011-02-24

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11a A1
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: zealotnoob on 2011-02-19 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Great fun

We freed all but the open book, roof and the funky 11+ traverse on the "10c" pitch. What's up with that? Photos and narrative here: https://picasaweb.google.com/daniel.ressler/1102GlassMenagerieOnLookingGlassNCWithAlex#

Added: 2011-02-23

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