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Spirit Air

5.11c, Sport, 130 ft (39 m),  Avg: 2.6 from 7 votes
FA: Unknown.
Nevada > Southern Nevada > Red Rocks > (17) Mud Spring… > Mud Spring Wing
Warning Access Issue: Red Rock RAIN AND WET ROCK: The sandstone is fragile and is very easily damaged when wet. DetailsDrop down

Description

This is the leftmost bolted pitch beginning from the Schwalli platform. It follows a spectacular sharp arete passing a difficult and wild crux at mid-height. A few loose (and one particularly crucial hold - a pillar on the arete at 2/3 height) demand careful cranking!

Protection

12 bolts. An 80m rope is required for TR'ing or lowering, otherwise rap with a 70, or rap/lower twice using the Schwalli anchor with anything shorter.

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Climbing Spirit Air.
[Hide Photo] Climbing Spirit Air.
Spirit Air climbs arete on left. Man of the People climbs the bolted line on the face just left of the Schwalli corner.
[Hide Photo] Spirit Air climbs arete on left. Man of the People climbs the bolted line on the face just left of the Schwalli corner.

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[Hide Comment] Kind of a disappointing route. Wanders a lot despite the proximity to the arete and has poor rock in several places. Dec 10, 2018
Seth Hogan
Frisco, Co
 
[Hide Comment] Very good route broken up with a couple good rests. Creative problem solving tends to keep you moving though. Definitely a wild mid-height crux but, I thought the slab at the top took more mental fortitude. Commitment will push you through though. Super well bolted other except the anchors, links up with Man of the people. The anchors need to be farther left unless you have someone to follow and clean. 70 meter rope works with stretch. Dec 12, 2018
Kevin Dahlstrom
Boulder, CO
[Hide Comment] This is a very good route with a cryptic, bouldery crux that is harder than you'd typically find on an 11c. The rock quality is fine although there is a loose death block atop a pillar on the left side of the arete that you will be tempted to grab.

This route really needs and independent anchor before the rightward traverse so that you can lower with a 70 and also clean the route. Without an 80m you have to do 2 raps and someone has to follow to clean it. Mar 14, 2023