The Aircraft Carrier Rock Climbing
Getting the right hand with the toe hook locked.
|East Mountain is accessed by Guided Tour Only|
Some areas require a guide.
Home of the classic, The Fin and several climbs from V3 to V12 with varying style; one-move wonders, long traverses, roof climbs, an arete and ass-draggers like Snake Belly where you can hardly fit a pad between you and the ground for 10 moves.
Sitting at the top of the hill it's exposed and gets a bit windy. The carrier itself is mostly in the shade but the opposing wall gets some sun.
On the SW side of Mescalero Canyon, perched at the top. Identified by the obvious 20 ft rock overhang coincidentally resembling the front of an aircraft carrier (go figure).
Weather station 8.1 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Aircraft Carrier
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Featured Route For The Aircraft Carrier
The Fin V4 6B TX
: Hueco Tanks
: ... : The Aircraft Carrier
The venerable classic, and the main reason to drop your pads at the Aircraft Carrier.Start on the head-height jug moving into the arete with a couple positive holds, then a sloping side-pull. Use your arete skills to gain balance for the lip, or just move into it with some swing. Finish slightly left....[more] Browse More Classics in TX
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