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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.

Getting There 

Approach via the Icebox canyon trail. An easy 20 - 25 minute hike takes you to the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Frigid Air Buttress:
Frigid Air Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   
Burlesque   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Middle Earth   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   
Linda's Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 8 pitches, 1000'   
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Frigid Air Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Frigid Air Buttress
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

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Rock Climbing Photo: Frigid Air Buttress from the approach trail
BETA PHOTO: Frigid Air Buttress from the approach trail
Rock Climbing Photo: Second Burlesque rappel, Option B anchor.
BETA PHOTO: Second Burlesque rappel, Option B anchor.
Rock Climbing Photo: Second (Burlesque) rappel, Option B.
BETA PHOTO: Second (Burlesque) rappel, Option B.
Rock Climbing Photo: Second rappel options (Burlesque). Two ropes req&#...
BETA PHOTO: Second rappel options (Burlesque). Two ropes req&#...
Rock Climbing Photo: First rappel off Burlesque pine tree (50 ft.)
BETA PHOTO: First rappel off Burlesque pine tree (50 ft.)
Rock Climbing Photo: Frigid Air Buttress overview
Frigid Air Buttress overview

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