Elevation: 847 ft
GPS: 44.063, -71.166 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: lee hansche on Jan 15, 2007 with improvements by John Halupowski
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

Description

The 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 don’t 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 don’t plan on getting on Thin Air on a weekend without having to wait your turn.

Getting There

Find the appropriate sign and follow the trail. The trail curves a bit, you will pass a boulder that often has chalk on it but I’ve 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Thin Air Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X
 14
No Mans Land
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 508
Thin Air
Trad 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 249
Toe Crack
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 112
Turner's Flake
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 203
The Saigons
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 24
Thinner
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 18
Repulsion
Trad 4 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 7
Diagonal
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 25
Freedom
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 38
Windfall
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 29
Missing Link
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 6
Lancelot Link/ Secret Chimp
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
 51
Rapid Transit
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Pro Choice
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
No Mans Land
 14
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X Trad
Thin Air
 508
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 4 pitches
Toe Crack
 249
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Turner's Flake
 112
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
The Saigons
 203
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Thinner
 24
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad
Repulsion
 18
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 4 pitches
Diagonal
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 4 pitches
Freedom
 25
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Windfall
 38
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Missing Link
 29
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Lancelot Link/ Secret Chimp
 6
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Rapid Transit
 51
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 3 pitches
Pro Choice
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
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