Adventures in 3D
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Routes in Thin Air Face
|Adventures in 3D T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R|
|DMZ T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13|
|Diagonal T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Freedom T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Lancelot Link/ Secret Chimp T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13|
|Missing Link T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|No Mans Land T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b X|
|Pro Choice T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Rapid Transit T 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13|
|Repulsion T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Saigons, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Standard Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Thin Air T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Thinner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R|
|Toe Crack T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Turner's Flake T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Windfall T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Worm Drive S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 340 ft, 4 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Variations by J. Porter, P. Ostrowski, 1971 M. Heintz, P. Ross, A. Ross, 1978 E. Webster and K. Winkler, 1985|
|Page Views:||125 total, 3/month|
|Shared By:||Sprax Lines on Oct 3, 2014|
|Admins:||Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall|
DescriptionP1: Start down and right of Thin Air and climb the face, protecting wherever possible (thin). Stop and belay at a ledge about 10' below the Thin Air traverse (80', 5.8R), or keep going, as we did, to the bushy ledge above the traverse (120').
P2: From the bushy ledge, climb the face (left arching flakes) to a stance below the right end of a prominent overlap. Find decent placements here if you can -- I struggled with the crumbly cracks for quite a while. Then fire the undercling traverse (5.9+ crux) to where you can escape through a weakness in the overlap. (My first undercling hold disintegrated in my hand; hopefully yours won't!) Easier vertical climbing leads to a ledge (80 to 120 feet, depending on where you end P1, 5.9+).
P3: Move right and up to bolt 1 of 3, then up and left to bolt 2. Ignoring any bolts up to the left, move back right and up to bolt 3 at a small head wall, which takes you to the anchor (100', 10b).
P4: Climb a corner to the top (40', 5.7). This short pitch might be dirty and/or it might be fun, but I don't know, because we rapped down to where we could traverse over to finish on Thin Air.
LocationStart about 20 feet right of Thin Air, well to the left of Turner's Flake. This may be the same start as for Thinner, but stay on the face left of the right-facing corner. Aim for the bushy ledge above the Thin Air traverse. Top out at the base of Airation Buttress, just left of the top of Thin Air.
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