Thin Air is a classic NH rock climb. The routes follows cracks and ramps up the sheer east facing granite cliffs of Cathedral Ledge. The routes is a first lead for many who climb at the Cathedral Area.

Jerry and I had climbed Funhouse and Upper Refuse a weeks ago which made Thin Air our next objective. We arrived at the base early Saturday morning a readied for the climb. The weather report called for showers but we figured we had a short window of good weather.

Jerry racked up then led the entire route.  The pitches offered interesting climbing challenges, a variety of gear for protection, and creative anchoring building for him. The route was an excellent progression in the exciting new leading area for Jerry.

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Thin Air pitch one.

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The classic pitch – Thin Air Traverse.IMG_1470

Steep climbing towards the upper headwall.

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Jerry working through the upper flakes.

Excellent leading today!!!

Art Mooney