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Reach the Sky 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- British: E4 6a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 120'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11b French: 6c Ewbanks: 23 UIAA: VIII- British: E3 5c [details]
FA: callaghan/strand 1989
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Submitted By: john strand on Jun 12, 2008
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Toproping on a slightly rainy day.


In my not so humble opinion, one of the best routes on the Airation Buttress. Superb climbing on perfect rock and a TOTAL CLASSIC when linked with Heather or Airation.


From the high point of the Buttress rap down about 100' to a 2 bolt stance OR from the top of Airation/Heather move Left for about 30'


Bolts and pins. Anchor in the best hand crack on Cathedral at the top.

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Airation Buttress atop of the Thin Air Face
Airation Buttress atop of the Thin Air Face
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By john strand
From: southern colo
Jun 17, 2008

I just realized that you can see Reach The Sky perfect from the intro PIC in this page- it is th cleaned streak in the center of the Airation Buttress

By Jay Knower
From: Plymouth, NH
Feb 19, 2010

John, I just added a copy of that photo to this page. It looks like a cool line.

By Matt Mendonza
May 2, 2010

I got on this climb today and it was indeed fantastic. I attempted to lead it and wussed out above the piton. TRed it a few times and cleaned a bunch of lichen and moss off and now it seems much more reasonable. Definitely worth doing, especially if you link it with airation, makes for a great two pitch climb up that section of the wall.