Avg: 1.4 from 18 votes
|Type:||Sport, 50 ft|
|FA:||Mike Schillaci, 7/89|
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|Shared By:||George Perkins on Jun 22, 2007|
|Admins:||Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski|
DescriptionScandinavian Airlines is the first bolted arete you come to at the BONP (the southernmost bolted climb at the crag). Because it's one of the easier sport climbs at BONP, many choose to warm up on this route before bumping up to the 1st Class aretes such as Flesh-Eating Gnats and Wailing Banshees. However, the harder-than-expected thin crux at the top has let climbers accumulate many frequent flyer miles on Scandinavian Airlines.
Start just right of the arete, using small pockets and small ledges for handholds. At the 3rd bolt, things get thinner, use smaller crimps on the left-hand face and a monopocket just right of the arete. After the thin crux moves, you'll get to the first set of chains. You can continue past this anchor to another 3-bolt anchor (that of Monsterpiece Theatre and Inflight Movie), but is really only worth it if you want to set a TR on those climbs.
Leaders near their limit may find the 2nd bolt to be unnervingly high and the 3rd bolt to be difficult to clip.
This climb is a good way to reach the anchor for Inflight Movie and Monsterpiece Theatre if you want to toprope those classic 5.12s but aren't quite up for leading them.