Rock Climbing In Transylvania County | Looking Glass Rock

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Climbing Looking Glass Rock

Nestled in the heart of the vast Pisgah National Forest in the southern Appalachian mountains is Looking Glass Rock, a climbing destination renown for being one of the best in the Eastern U.S. thanks to the variety of features found on the 500-foot-tall granite dome. Hidden below Looking Glass Rock are countless boulders with some great climbing that have provided a challenge for the strongest climbers in the country.

To get a better idea of what the climbing at Looking Glass Rock in Transylvania County is all about, check out this video shot by Land of Sky Media that is one of several videos produced by Native Eyewear about Brevard for their Locals Only Project. The video really does a great job of showcasing what makes the climbing in Brevard and Transylvania County so special with interviews discussing the great climbing in Brevard with Phil Hoffmann, vice president of the Carolina Climbers Coalition, and Ron Funderburke, senior guide at Fox Mountain Guides in Pisgah Forest. The combination of their interviews, along with the unique perspectives that  Land of Sky Media’s aerial video footage provided, makes this an action-packed climbing video that does a great job of telling the story of climbing in Brevard and Transylvania County.

If you’re interested in taking a trip up Looking Glass Rock, we recommend getting in touch with the folks over at Fox Mountain Guides, a local rock climbing guide service that offers guided trips, instruction and climbing gear in Brevard, North Carolina. Visit their website at

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