Flight Path Area Rock Climbing
Flight Path Area before the fire.
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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.
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.
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
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Flight Path Area:
Car Talk 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 80'
Pattizabzent 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 350'
Featured Route For Flight Path Area
Flight Path 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NV
: Red Rock
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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
BETA PHOTO: Flight Path Area
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BETA PHOTO: Left side of the Flight Path Area
By Doug Foust
From: Henderson, Nevada
Jan 10, 2010
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