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Airborne

5.9+, Trad, 80 ft,  Avg: 3 from 1 vote
FA: Arno Ilgner and Rob Robinson
Tennessee > Tennessee Wall > T-Wall East

Description

You know West Pole at Seneca Rocks? Zoo View at Moore's Wall? What those climbs do to 5.7, this one does to 5.9. Ludicrously steep.

Climb the offwidth crack in the right facing flake up to the roof. Follow the crack as it traverses right under the roof to a mysterious nest of slings on a chockstone. Continue your rendezvous with destiny as you pull through the steep roof at a slot. Above the slot, a crack continues all the way to the top of the cliff.

Location

On the same wall as Massive Attack, House of the Rising Sun and Atom Smasher. Walk around right behind a pile of boulders and then scramble on top of them to a nice belay perch below the right-facing flake.

Protection

Single rack, plus some big cams (1 or 2 #4 Camalot, plus a #5). Shares bolted anchors with Atom Smasher.

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Airborne, Tennessee Wall
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