Route Grade Votings
Total votes cast 6
The counter-line to Aviation is a fine but difficult proposition that is high in the grade. Start right of a blank wall below the narrowest point of the overhang. </br>1) 5c, 14m. Climb to the band of overhangs and use thin flakes to pull onto the wall and then move left to the hanging belay of Aviation.</br>2) 5c, 22m. Reverse the traverse of Aviation and take the flake at its end to the next bulge. Move right for 3m and make a very hard move up the bulging wall on tiny crystals. Easier climbing above gains the summit of Low Man. Not in current guidebook.
The first pitch of Rhinoceros makes for a great direct start to Aviation at a higher grade, continuing up the second pitch of Aviation. This makes a great route 'Rhinoation'
Ah but the second pitch shouldn't be missed. The Aviation traverse is surprisingly tricky in the opposite direction.