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.

For the Locals Only Project video on climbing in Brevard, we wanted to showcase what makes the climbing in Brevard and Transylvania County so special. Who better to talk to about the climbing than Phil Hoffmann, vice president of the Carolina Climbers Coalition, and Ron Funderburke, senior guide at Fox Mountain Guides in Pisgah Forest? Thanks to their help, along with a combination of aerial video footage and action-packed climbing footage, Native Eyewear was able to tell the story of climbing in Brevard and Transylvania County.