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Thin Air *** - 5.6 popular

Average Rating = 4.58/5 Average Rating : 4.58 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 4
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PG13
4
Standard rack, pins, bolts.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.28/5
  Rock Quality 4.53/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.54/5

Description:

Very popular so get an early start. Or just wait in line; the pitches are short. Takes a line up the center of the face.
P1. Climb a blocky pillar for 30 feet to an anchor.
P2. Traverse right along the narrow ledge to a 2-bolt anchor near it's end.
P3. Face climb up and into the right facing corner (birch tree) to a big belay ledge at it's top. **alert** big loose block just below tree.
P4. Continue up a crack until it is possible to move left into a short corner. Above this, continue up to a belay at a large tree.
P5. Swim up the dirty groove to the top, then shake your partner's hand!!!

Caution: As of November of 2003, the two bolts protecting the higher traverse on P2 have been removed, as have the 2 bolt anchor atop the P3 belay ledge. All sections can be well protected with gear, although the lower traverse protects better. **7/11/06 2 bolt anchor is back at the end of p2.

Submitted by: pharmboy on 2006-07-19
Views: 4481
Route ID: 5765

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: up_for_a_good_time on 2014-07-08 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars great climb, though wet in the corner area.

climbed Thinner to get to P2 anchors. Monica led pitch 3, I led pitch 4. Then, we rapped back down.

a 70m rope will get you down from the anchors atop thinner (either set).

Added: 2014-07-08

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Flash Flash ascent by: Bulletproof2000 on 2013-06-30 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Between the rain drops

where the hell is the rap?
nice to see all the chopped bolts on the traverse.

Added: 2013-07-02

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: FlailOn on 2009-07-01 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars FUN

Good climb, fun lead. An early start is a good idea, highly trafficked.

Added: 2012-04-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: scoobydoo030 on 2011-09-24 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Thin Air

Had done this route before and was waiting to go up to the toe crack. So climbed the first two pitches together on thin air. Was a great idea for killing some time and still getting to climb. Very worth it. Rapped down from the second pitch, judt be aware a 60m. rope is not hearly long enough and even the 70m rope that we used required a down climb with no rope to get off the route.

Added: 2011-10-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: secander on 2011-06-16 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Two years later

I finally got around to leading (and sending) my first climb in the United States after seconding it two years ago.

Added: 2011-06-20

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