Thin Air Face Rock Climbing
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|Shared By:||lee hansche on Jan 15, 2007|
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DescriptionThe Thin Air Face is a very popular spot but it tends to handle the heavy traffic very well due to a large quantity of quality routes. From the over populated classic Thin Air (5.6) to Still in Saigon (5.8) and killer link ups like Windfall (5.10a) to Missing Link (5.10a) you will get what you came for. The list goes on and on and I dont want to list them all but just remember that there is a reason the thin air face is so popular, beautiful face climbing, comfortable belays, and a few kick ass cracks thrown in for spice. Go there and have fun, just dont plan on getting on Thin Air on a weekend without having to wait your turn.
Getting ThereFind the appropriate sign and follow the trail. The trail curves a bit, you will pass a boulder that often has chalk on it but Ive never seen anyone on it. After the boulder you head up to Mordor Wall a huge blank rock face that deserves its name. Skirt the cliff to the left and up hill. To your right will be revealed a pretty, less than vertical rock face. On its left side it is marked by The Big Flush a dirty gully choked with trees and brush, on the right it is separated from Mordor Wall by an obvious chimney (Standard Route 5.7).
Pick your line and enjoy.
Classic Climbing Routes at Thin Air Face
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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