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EMS guide Dave Lottman on the last pitch.
Tricky, cruxy slab climbing with well-spaced fixed gear: it's Rapid Transit, and it's a great route to get your heart pumping. That said, the crux is well-protected by a shiny bolt.
Begin by sprinting up p1 of Thin Air to the bong anchors. Trend up and left through the crux, then further left to a ledge for belay. Pitch two is more mellow at 5.9.
Some fixed gear, well-spaced. Bring a light rack for between the bolts and pins.
my brother dan crimpin hard on the crux of pitch 2...
My brother Dan just past the crux on pitch 1 of Ra...
Steve Thunstrom on the crux pitch.
Casey Bald and partner on Rapid... Nice running in...
Another shot of Casey and Friend... nice job on th...
Chris finishing up the 5.9 traverse. Photo: Jeff L...
Chris Graham and Bob Ahearn glad to be through the...
jeff climbing rocks
looking down at the tin air face from the overlook...
|Comments on Rapid Transit
|By lee hansche|
From: goffstown, nh
Jun 30, 2008
i just got around to climbing this route today and i find it worthy of a detailed description...
Pitch 1: Climb thr first pitch of thin air to the bong anchor, clip it and head straight up to a bolt above... At the bolt angle left to the right side of a wide ledge... There is a pin on the ledge. Heading up from here at about 5.8 you clip another bolt and things get tricky fast so rope drag could be a problem, i recommend long slings on everything up to here... The holds get thin and you need to figure a way to the bolt above i hear that staying right of the bolt is the easier way but i couldnt figure it out so i went left and up on a hard slabby mantel move to gain a horizontal crack and that bolt you wanted... traverse left on slopey feet to a few easy mantel moves and the 2 bolt anchor...
Pitch 2: Much more straight forward in line and route finding... From the belay head up past a pin to the small overlap above... Pull the move to get over it (the best move on the route i think) and follow a few bolts to another steep section... Crimp through a few tricky moves and head left and up to the anchor... Rap from here or head over and finish up Miss Saigon (5.8+)
|By E thatcher|
From: Plymouth/ North Conway (NH)
May 3, 2010
Hey Brendan, I did it again this weekend. Between the bong belay and first crux bolt there is a bolt, hidden piton in a corner, and a good pin scar taking the bite out of most of that run out.
|By john strand|
From: southern colo
May 3, 2010
f/a Webster/Winkler I'm pretty sure.
|By Chris Graham|
From: Bartlett, NH
Oct 10, 2010
Onsighted this one today...only took me 25 years to try it!! I can totally see why (lol). Fantastic route!