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The Aircraft Carrier

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The Aircraft Carrier  

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  • Description 

    Home of the classic, The Fin and several climbs from V3 to V12 with varying style; one-move wonders, long traverses, roof climbs, an arete and ass-draggers like Snake Belly where you can hardly fit a pad between you and the ground for 10 moves.

    Sitting at the top of the hill it's exposed and gets a bit windy. The carrier itself is mostly in the shade but the opposing wall gets some sun.

    Getting There 

    On the SW side of Mescalero Canyon, perched at the top. Identified by the obvious 20 ft rock overhang coincidentally resembling the front of an aircraft carrier (go figure).

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 8.1 miles from here

    5 Total Routes

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

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Aircraft Carrier:
    The Fin   V4 6B     Boulder   
    Unlock This AKA:The Locksmith sit-start   V6 7A     Boulder   
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    Crushing The Fin

    The Fin V4 6B  TX : Hueco Tanks : ... : The Aircraft Carrier
    The venerable classic, and the main reason to drop your pads at the Aircraft Carrier.Start on the head-height jug moving into the arete with a couple positive holds, then a sloping side-pull. Use your arete skills to gain balance for the lip, or just move into it with some swing. Finish slightly left....[more]   Browse More Classics in TX

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