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A Simple Expediency T 
Belief in Proportion to the Evidence T 
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Common Bond of Circumstance T 
Commuted Sentence T 
Doin' the Good Drive T 
Flight Path T 
Ignore the Man Behind the Screen T 
Pattizabzent T 
Radio Free Kansas T 
Sex in the Scrub Oak T 
They Call the Wind !&% T 

Flight Path Area Rock Climbing 

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Flight Path Area on Bridge Mountain has at least ten quality routes rated from 5.6 to 5.10-, mixed and trad. Most of the routes are broken up into a couple smaller areas, where groups of four routes share common belay/rappel anchors. This is ideal if you'd like to lead up a moderate route and then set up top roping on several more difficult ones. The routes face east and only get sun in the morning. Nearby routes exist to the north in Gemstone Gully and to the south in Stick Gully.

Getting There 

From the Pine Creek parking lot, the Flight Path Area is located on Bridge Mountain, well to the right of Straight Shooter Wall. An approach could be made via Straight Shooter, but involves bushwhacking. The preferred way involves taking the Pine Creek trail west, toward Mescalito, then hanging a right (north) about a half mile up the trail, on to the Dale Trail. About a quarter mile up the Dale Trail, which parallels the massif, as you drop into a streambed, look for a climbers trail that branches left, toward the crags. This trail is well marked by cairns. Look at Flight Path from here and observe the weakness in the red cliff band below it. Follow the trail up the cliff to the area. This approach takes 30 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.7 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Flight Path Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Flight Path Area:
Ignore the Man Behind the Screen   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
They Call the Wind !&%   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
A Simple Expediency   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Car Talk   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Doin' the Good Drive   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Commuted Sentence   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Pattizabzent   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   
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Flight Path 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  NV : Red Rock : ... : Flight Path Area
A buttress to the east of other routes described here. Start left of a huge cave, up a pillar to a bolt on the face and across some choss into an alcove -- pull the roof and continue up a crack and varnished plates. I think a second pitch has been done -- not sure about anchors....[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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Rock Climbing Photo: Left side of the Flight Path Area
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By Doug Foust
From: Henderson, Nevada
Jan 10, 2010
In the Handren guide, Belief in Proportion to the Evidence, Common Bond of Circumstance, and Radio Free Kansas lines are not shown correctly on the picture.

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