Free Mexican Air Force
Avg: 3 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, Alpine, 550 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||John Slezak and Cindy Ingraham, 1994 Possible FFA: Jonathan Knight and Noah Bigwood, 2006|
|Page Views:||1,378 total · 15/month|
|Shared By:||jonathan knight on Aug 10, 2010|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
Another great route that could use some traffic. It's bit heady due to the machine bolts protecting the crux first pitch. I have no idea how bomber they are. We traversed right to start the second pitch to gain a crack system. I think the original route may have stayed on the arete for this pitch, but it looks like the dirtier and more difficult option. Just another excuse to do it again, I guess. The first pitch is pretty clean as are the second and third with the exception of some veg in the cracks. Typically, the top of last pitch is a little rotten, but not very scary.
Exceptional position on the NW arete of the S. Summit wall with a super nice ledge on top of the second pitch. All four pitches were well over 100'.