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Bridge of Air 

YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a

   
Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 135'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12- French: 7a+ Ewbanks: 25 UIAA: VIII+ British: E5 6a [details]
FA: Andy Petefish and KC Baum
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Submitted By: Jesse Zacher on Apr 22, 2009
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Description 

The crux comes after a nice rest halfway up the route. There is a blocky arete and face that continues to below the roof. These moves are thin and tough. The moves through the roof are pumpy. Great route on awesome rock.


Location 

The route shares the same start as Simple Mind a top the large boulder leaning on the wall. Two rope rap to the ground.


Protection 

Quickdraws and #0.3, 0.4, 0.5 Camalots.



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By Jesse Zacher
Administrator
From: Grand Junction, Co
Mar 3, 2010

All bolts and rap station have been replaced with new 1/2" stainless steel bolts thanks to the ASCA. Give a donation to the ASCA!

By Skyeler Congdon
From: his van
Jun 4, 2010

There's a fixed rope on this route for some reason. Is it yours, Jesse? If its there next time I'm up there I'm gonna booty it and put in on my Fortress Wall proj. Just a heads up;)

Also, whats up with the new bolt four feet to the right of the crux? It seemed kinda random.

Great route and thanks Jesse and ASCA for the upgrade. This has to be one of the best face routes in the canyon!

By Jesse Zacher
Administrator
From: Grand Junction, Co
Jun 5, 2010

Sorry about the rope. It will be gone soon. Booty my rope?
-Jesse

By Skyeler Congdon
From: his van
Jun 5, 2010

Is it still "bootying" if I just move it to a different wall?? I was just kidding anyway, Jesse. I was actually stoked to see it since I was up there TR soloing anyway. Let's go climb sometime!!

By chris righter
Nov 11, 2010
rating: 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a

This is actually a great route! It would be a classic in most of the granite climbing areas around the country. Nice new hardware.