Frigid Air Buttress Rock Climbing
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This buttress stands between the left and right forks of Icebox canyon. It is about 600' high and features some good multi-pitch routes. Routes are mainly in the shade.
Approach via the Icebox canyon trail. An easy 20 - 25 minute hike takes you to the base of the wall.
Weather station 4.0 miles from here
6 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Frigid Air Buttress
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Frigid Air Buttress:
Burlesque 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
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Frigid Air Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Nevada
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This route is guarded by the fearsome words "offwidth", "6-inch nuts", and "big pro". I'm probably ruining some big secret by saying that it's not at all fearsome - just lots of fun with a short approach, good pro, and big ledges at every belay.Approach via the Icebox Canyon trail. Cut over to the streambed at the confluence of the two forks of the canyon. This is a good place to leave your packs / shoes. Follow a faint path to an obvious flake just left of the toe of the buttress.P1 (190', ...[more] Browse More Classics in Nevada
BETA PHOTO: Frigid Air Buttress from the approach trail
BETA PHOTO: Second Burlesque rappel, Option B anchor.
BETA PHOTO: Second (Burlesque) rappel, Option B.
BETA PHOTO: Second rappel options (Burlesque). Two ropes req...
BETA PHOTO: First rappel off Burlesque pine tree (50 ft.)
Frigid Air Buttress overview