With SPer kennedy3 on the warm, lazy fall day before hurricane Sandy.
My dad and I were visiting North Conway while in New England for the Wilderness Risk Manager's Conference in Boston. We decided to try Thin Air. We did run the first and second pitches together. Unfortunately, it had rained heavily the day before, and the second pitch was literally running with water. I don't think I've ever been so sketched on 5.6 terrain. We made it to the top of the third pitch, and then saw that the fourth and fifth pitches were very very wet. We decided that while the climb would be easy on a normal day, the water made the route too sketchy to be fun, so we bailed. We'd love to return sometime when the rock is dry, as we really enjoyed what parts we were able to do.
Start early AM or late PM for an enjoyable experience...
I agree. Fun route, easy route but very enjoyable.
The most popular climb in New Hampshire. fun crux move, some nice exposure, a classic and everyone knows it. get there early or wait.