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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- 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.