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Location: Nevada : Red Rock : Icebox Canyon : Frigid Air Buttress : Frigid Air Buttress (5.9+)
By: philboandtybo When: Nov 12, 2010

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Comments: boy loved the climbing on this route!

5.4 'chimney' was more of a face climb.
offwidth - pretty well protected (2s and 3s). probably didn't even need the 4 but placed it anyway. we did take a #4 and found it useful in several places on the climb. some face holds on the top part of the pitch that helped.
hand traverse pitch - awesome! but tricky with a backpack!
last pitch 5.9 is also a gem. protects well, and if you run it out for the crux 10ft or so, you have holds up to a jug.

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