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Frigid Air Buttress  

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BETA PHOTO: Frigid Air Buttress from the approach trail

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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 Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Frigid Air Buttress:
Middle Earth   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 600'   
Burlesque   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Frigid Air Buttress   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 7 pitches, 800'   
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Frigid Air Buttress 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NV : 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 NV

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