Airation Buttress Rock Climbing
Routes in Airation Buttress
|Airation T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Autoclave T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R|
|Camber T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Camber View T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Clean Sweep T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R|
|Creation T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b PG13|
|Heather T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b|
|Kill Your Television T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c R|
|Mystery Crack T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Northern Hospitality S 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a|
|Pine Tree Eliminate T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Play Misty T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13|
|Practice Chimney (offwidth), The T,TR 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Practice Makes Perfect T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Reach the Sky T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Room with a View S,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Stage Fright T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b R|
|Tabu T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Tourist Treat T 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b|
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DescriptionThis section is perched atop of the Thin Air face. It is the whitish buttress at the very top of the cliff.
The best thing about Airation Buttress besides the killer routes is the exposure. You start from a ledge, so right away you are 400ft up so with little commitment you get the maximum experience. The ledge is spacious and tree-covered on the right and gets smaller the farther left it goes. You can access the ledge by parking on the road near the summit (look for a flat rock next to the road). Follow a trail toward the cliff and around to the ledge. You can walk right up to many routes without having to rope up. Airation (5.11a) and Pinetree Eliminate (5.8+) are two classics that are easy to get to.
The left-hand routes can be gained by traversing the ledge (rope up for this one) or climb Still in Saigon to Miss Saigon (5.8+). This will put you in the middle of the left side of the ledge just beneath Camber (5.11b), one of the most spectacular routes at Cathedral. Camber is also one of the first routes to dry after rain.
Getting ThereYou can access the ledge by parking on the road near the summit (look for a flat rock next to the road). Follow a trail toward the cliff and around to the ledge.
The left-hand routes can be gained by traversing the ledge (rope up for this one) or climb Still in Saigon to Miss Saigon (5.8+). This will put you in the middle of the left side of the ledge just under Camber (5.11b).
Classic Climbing Routes at Airation Buttress
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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