Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: John Turner
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Shared By: m-earle on Nov 1, 2006
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

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This is the obvious left arching flake just to the left of standard route on the Thin Air Face. Start on a ramp that leads right until it meets the flake. continue up the flake to a two bolt belay at a ledge, just below the belay for the traverse pitch on Thin Air. Either top out via Thin Air, or rappel with double ropes or a 70 meter.


Standard rack of cams and nuts, #4 Camalot is very helpful.
TCUs or small wires useful for final thin corner, which is excellent climbing. Nov 10, 2006
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
If you place your gear deep behind the flake, no big cams are needed... .
The crux comes when you exit the flake to the right and do a little face climbing before heading back left to finish the route.... Feb 15, 2007
lee hansche
goffstown, nh
lee hansche   goffstown, nh  
Did this route again today... Man i forgot how fun it was!!! so cool... i did get a little rope drag on it so i was thinking that next time i might climb the first 2 bolts on Freedom then link in to Turners for a "no rope drag" variation... Mar 31, 2009
Eric Chabot
Salt Lake City, UT
Eric Chabot   Salt Lake City, UT
Awesome route~! linking this with Thin Air and Pine Tree Eliminate made for one of the most fun climbs I've done in a long time. While I wouldn't call this route run-out, it had some spicy moments for sure. I climbed with double ropes and walked some large cams (up to a #4) and rope drag wasn't too bad.

The east's answer to Rye Crisp at city of rocks in ID Oct 20, 2013
Gabe13 Flanders
Eaton Center, New Hampshire
Gabe13 Flanders   Eaton Center, New Hampshire
Most climbers will be happy to have doubles of 2-4" cams. Aug 28, 2014
Jason Scott Heacock
Milford, NH
Jason Scott Heacock   Milford, NH
I finally got around to climbing this route today, it has classic written on it from beginning to end! I didnt place anything larger than one #2 C4 (mostly because I didnt expect to climb this today).

I could see a need for larger but if you reach in deep and find the money placement you can get away with not taking all the extra weight of a #3 or #4 C4. Jun 15, 2015
Russ Keane
Asheville, NC
Russ Keane   Asheville, NC
One of my favorite routes at Cathedral. Climbs well and is very appealing to the eye. Oct 3, 2015
Fabulous and fun route. Take care not to get your rope stuck behind the flake (like I did). With good extension you can flip the rope on top of the flake and cruise on! Aug 1, 2016
Went up with nothing larger than a 3 hoping to find "good placements deep in the crack" - forget it, you're looking at long runouts and very bad falls in the bottom half of the route, though the climbing is not too difficult. Bring at least one 4! Oct 1, 2017