A few movies about climbing in the Carolinas

50th ANNIVERSARY of the first ascent of the Nose at Looking Glass

In December 1966, Bob Watts, Steve Longenecker, and Robert John Gillespie made the first ascent of the Nose at Looking Glass. Though they didn't know it at the time, their landmark ascent 50 years ago set the stage for western North Carolina's bold climbing scene and reputation. Last November, the trio met at the base of Looking Glass for the first time in over a decade. They sat down to talk with us about climbing in North Carolina during the '60s and '70s, the first ascent of the Nose, and memories from decades past in this episode.

Stone Mountain Pioneers

During the 1960s and '70s, North Carolina climbers Bill Chatfield, George DeWolfe, and Gerald Laws put up a number of first ascents at Stone Mountain, including classics like The Great Arch, No Alternative, and Fantastic.

Amphitheater Of Linville Gorge Documentary

A historical documentary of early explorations into the Amphitheater of Linville Gorge. This film goes way beyond the Amphitheater and digs deep into the history of climbing in the Carolinas.