By Ladd Raine Administrator From: Plymouth, NH Aug 22, 2007
Most folks run pitch 1 and 2 together, so they can run out the bottom (no gear anyway) and then protect the traverse a coach their second through it.
By lee hansche Administrator From: goffstown, nh Aug 22, 2007
there used to be another pin and 3 bolts at head height above the crack which made it so you could walk your feet in the crack and clip bolts comfortably... the bolts were neatly removed for the better i think...
This is pitch 2, the Thin Air Traverse. I understand there used to be a few pitons along the traverse. These are no longer there but the route is easy to protect. Guide book says it's easiest to step down from the pedastal belay station at the end of p1, and then work you way up and across along a series of horizontal cracks to the cold shut belay station at the end of p2. some people run p2 and p3 together, but I didn't as I was with my 12-year-old daughter and wanted to be close to her on the traverse.