Located on the central part of the Early wall, this crag is at the lowest point along the cliff band and provides the longest single pitch routes on great quality lower tier rock, and access to some routes on the upper tier. This crag sees sun for about an hour or two in the early morning making it a great warm weather destination. Routes tend to be challenging, tenuous, sustained, and contain multiple cruxes. A great training ground for the experienced sport climber.
A new trail (fall 2012) has been established that takes one to The Runway quite directly. The new trail starts in the arroyo straight across from the trail to the Winter Wall.
Browse More Classics in The Runway
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Runway:
Top Gun 5.11- Sport, 1 pitch, 105 feet
La Naris 5.11 Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Mocos Locos 5.11 Sport, 1 pitch, 80 feet
Aviatrix 5.11 Sport, 1 pitch, 85 feet
Aerostar 5.11+ Sport, 1 pitch, 100 feet
Holding Pattern 5.11+ Sport, 1 pitch, 95 feet
Boarding Pass 5.12a Sport, 1 pitch, 95 feet
Flight Simulator 5.12- Sport, 1 pitch, 110 feet
Featured Route For The Runway