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Looking Glass Sunset Climb

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About The Experience

Experience the enchanting golden hours in the majestic Pisgah National Forest with our Looking Glass Sunset Climb. This trip, specially crafted for intermediate climbers, unfolds on the classic slab routes of the renowned Looking Glass Rock, offering not only a stimulating climbing experience but also the reward of witnessing a breathtaking sunset from a unique vantage point. As the day transforms into a canvas of twilight hues, you’ll find yourself rappelling down the rock face, immersed in the tranquility of the setting sun. Remember to pack some delightful dinner snacks to savor during your return journey, capping off a perfect climbing adventure.

TRip Information

  • Evening Climb with Sunset View
  • Meeting Point: 173 Amboy Rd, Asheville, NC, 28806 (Climbing Gym)
  • Driving: You will caravan with your guide to the trailhead
  • Climbing Location: Looking Glass Rock, Pisgah National Forest
  • Equipment Provided: All necessary climbing gear
  • Please Bring: A light meal for dinner, adequate water, and appropriate clothing for an evening in the forest.
  • Contact: For any questions or further information, feel free to reach out to your guide via phone or email.

Sample Itinerary

3:00-3:15 PM: Meet at the gym; gear distribution and overview of the climb.

3:15-4:00 PM: Scenic drive to Looking Glass Rock in Pisgah National Forest.

4:00-4:30 PM: A beautiful mellow approach to Looking Glass Rock.

4:30-5:00 PM: Briefing on safety measures and climbing strategy for the ascent.

5:00-7:15 PM: Embark on a memorable climb, ascending the classic slab routes of Looking Glass Rock.

7:15-8:00 PM: Enjoy the magical sunset views as you begin the rappel descent.

8:00 PM: Pack up and initiate the journey back, with dinner snacks to enjoy on the drive home.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Looking Glass Sunset Climb offers an unrivaled experience of climbing the classic slab routes and witnessing a spectacular sunset from one of the most scenic spots in Pisgah National Forest, making it a must-try for every climbing enthusiast.

This climb is tailored for intermediate climbers comfortable with basic climbing techniques and looking for a scenic and exhilarating afternoon-to-evening adventure.

We prioritize your safety with AMGA certified guides, who are also Wilderness First Responders, supervising the climb. Safety briefings and the provision of reliable climbing equipment ensure a secure and enjoyable experience.

Climbers are advised to bring a light meal to enjoy during the drive back, along with sufficient water and clothing suitable for the changing temperatures of the evening.

We offer hassle-free cancellations up to 48 hours before the trip. For rescheduling or any other concerns, please get in touch with Drew at