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Atmospheres

5.12+ PG13, Trad, 400 ft (121 m), 4 pitches, Grade III,  Avg: 3.7 from 3 votes
FA: unknown
Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rock > 10-Pine Creek C… > Jet Stream Wall
Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. Details

Description

Atmospheres is another fantastic route. Although maybe not quite as good as Jet Stream, it's damn close, and seemed a touch harder.

Don't miss this route! There should be lines for all the climbs on this wall! Even if you climb 5.14 regularly, onsighting this route would be an incredible achievment. Depending on your strengths or weaknesses Pitch 2, 3, or 4 could prove to be the crux.

P1: The only poor pitch on the route. 80' of okay .10 is over quickly.

P2: Fading left facing dihedral, which becomes desperate higher up. Then a tricky boulder problem over a roof leads to easier climbing. Above the roof a medium wire, and small-ish offset protect some heady 5.11 face climbing, which at first seems horrifying but proves quite reasonable. 90'

P3: Really fun 5.11 for 40' to a nice rest below the crux. Very tricky, and committing V7-ish boulder problem above #1 and #2 BD stoppers lead to more cool, wandering .11+, and a great ledge. 110'

P4: Techy face climbing for 25' leads to enjoyable .10+ climbing to the anchors. 140'

If you lower twice on the last pitch (leaving a biner or two) you can rap the route with a 70m.

Location

Handren's guide gives excellent beta for the approach, etc.

Protection

single set of cams from #000 C3 to a #1 camalot. maybe an extra #00 and #0
a set of wires and offset rps
be sure to bring a #1 and #2 BD stopper (they fit better then offsets--weird)for the P3 crux

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Max Tepfer
Bend, OR
  5.13- R
[Hide Comment] This thing is in-credible. The crux pitch has to be one of the more beautiful stretches of rock anywhere. I'd agree that the crux feels harder than Jet Stream's. One other note is that 1-2 blues and 1 red ballnut can be used on both the first two hard pitches. Apr 14, 2019