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The Thin Air Face is a very popular spot but it tends to handle the heavy traffic very well due to a large quantity of quality routes. From the over populated classic Thin Air (5.6) to Still in Saigon (5.8) and killer link ups like Windfall (5.10a) to Missing Link (5.10a) you will get what you came for. The list goes on and on and I donít want to list them all but just remember that there is a reason the thin air face is so popular, beautiful face climbing, comfortable belays, and a few kick ass cracks thrown in for spice. Go there and have fun, just donít plan on getting on Thin Air on a weekend without having to wait your turn.
Find the appropriate sign and follow the trail. The trail curves a bit, you will pass a boulder that often has chalk on it but Iíve never seen anyone on it. After the boulder you head up to Mordor Wall a huge blank rock face that deserves its name. Skirt the cliff to the left and up hill. To your right will be revealed a pretty, less than vertical rock face. On its left side it is marked by The Big Flush a dirty gully choked with trees and brush, on the right it is separated from Mordor Wall by an obvious chimney (Standard Route 5.7).
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Thin Air Face:
No Mans Land 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b X Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Thin Air 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
Toe Crack 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
Turner's Flake 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
The Saigons 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 180'
Repulsion 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c R Trad, 4 pitches, 400'
Freedom 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Windfall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Missing Link 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch
Rapid Transit 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ E2 5b PG13 Trad, 3 pitches, 260'
Worm Drive 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For Thin Air Face
Thin Air 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b NH : Cathedral Ledge : Thin Air Face
Although the crux fourth pitch earns this classic climb's 5.6 rating, new and seasoned climbers alike find adventure on each of Thin Air's pitches. The run-out (but easy) first pitch gains fixed bong anchors. Pitch two's traverse protects well, but offers a keen pucker as the ground drops away (and it's sometimes a little wet) en route to bolts. P1 and P2 can be combined when traffic allows. Pitch three climbs the face into a fun chimney, gaining a ledge (crowds easily, gear anchor takes variety...[more] Browse More Classics in NH
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