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Air Male is the quintessential Poke-O Face climb. Razor-sharp credit card edges, lock-offs and smeary feet punctuate this otherwise blank and imposing face.
Start 8 feet to the left of the "Son of a Mother" chimney start on a grooved face. Climb practically directly up from here encountering some of the most painful crimps and unlikely foot edges you've ever seen.
The route eases for a short moment before encountering the upper overhanging slab protected by 2 bolts and on up to the shared anchor with "Son of a Mother".
8 feet left of Son of a Mother is the line of bolts.
8 bolts, plus some supplemental wires to fill in the gaps between the bolts.
By Jim Lawyer
Jul 18, 2010
This route has been extended beyond what is described in the guidebook, Adirondack Rock. The above description is correct for the full [extended] pitch.
By Derek Doucet
Aug 3, 2010
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
The route to the original anchor is mid 5.11, hence my rating of .11b. I haven't done the extension yet, and it may well be more difficult.