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Through the Looking Glass 

YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Sport, 2 pitches, 180'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10d French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 21 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: Dane Bass & Rick Ross 2005
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Submitted By: Charles Konopa on Dec 20, 2007

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Description 

This route is still a little dirty, but should clean up with time; and it goes thru a scenic feature and has a nice top out. Destined to be classic.

P1: 5.10a/b Start on sunny side up jugs to a ledge and clip same first bolt as Peek-a-Boo Jesus. Then follow the next four bolts left of the off width. Pull through the opening and look for a bolt high up on the right wall. Follow bolts up face over mini-roofs to a belay on your left (enjoy the shade). 10 bolts 120 feet.

P2: 5.10d Follow bolts up to and thru large roof (crux) to same anchors as "Off the Notch". 60 feet

Descent: Rap down to anchors at top of pitch 1, then rap with 70m rope to ground (barely) or with 60m rope use anchors from Gettin' Wood to get down safely. It's a short hike back around to retrieve your stuff from the start of the climb.

Location 

From shady side of spires, hike up and around spires to the sunny side. Start directly below the saddle.

Protection 

10 bolts or so.


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Kelly about to pull through the pitch 2 crux.
Kelly about to pull through the pitch 2 crux.
Chuck about to go through the looking glass.
Chuck about to go through the looking glass.
This is the view 'Through the Looking Glass.' The ...
This is the view 'Through the Looking Glass.' The ...
Crowded day at the spires. Thanks to the guy who t...
Crowded day at the spires. Thanks to the guy who t...

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By DisturbingThePeace
From: Albuquerque, NM
Jan 6, 2009

I didn't find the climbing on this one to be all that great, except for the cool part of going through the window, and summiting on the spire. Remember to stay to the right (taller spire) after heading through the window, it is easy to get on a different route here. I should have read the guide a little closer before starting up.