Type: Trad, 180 ft (55 m), 2 pitches
FA: John Strand & Mike Cody, June 1982 Pitch 2: Tom & Haydie Callahan
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Shared By: jeremyadams on Feb 25, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, Lee Hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan S, Robert Hall

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Description Suggest change

The Saigons, a concatenation of "Still in Saigon" and "Miss Saigon", is two interesting pitches of 5.8 face climbing. Mostly less-than-vertical, the Saigons challenge leaders to mantel and trust their feet (albeit over excellent gear).

Location Suggest change

On the left side of the Thin Air face, uphill from the face's namesake route. Rap with two ropes from the bolt anchors atop pitch one, or finish up pitch two before traversing the Airation ledge to the right. A trail through the woods leads to the road, 300 yards from the summit, or you may choose to climb one of the Airation Buttress routes.

Protection Suggest change

Pitch one is well protected with bolts and fixed pins. It is not unreasonable to only place 2-3 pieces in its entire 130 feet.

Pitch two protects well before its bulge crux. Patient leaders will find clipping its post-crux bolt casual.

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