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As the Wind Blows 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c PG13

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.8- French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: VS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Brian in SLC on Nov 28, 2006
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cool line


Corner crack, somewhat flared and mealy rock. A bit spicy and listed in the guide as a 5.7. Would not be a route for a fledgling 5.7 leader.


Obvious left-facing corner to the right of the main Ginger's Face.


Standard rack. Old 1/4" bolt/Leeper hanger mid way up route (good candidate for replacement or removal). Top out then down climb horizontal crack to sling anchor on Through the Looking Glass.

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Wide angle of route
Wide angle of route
As the Wind Blows
BETA PHOTO: As the Wind Blows
View from the base.
BETA PHOTO: View from the base.
Starting the fun hand crack section.
Starting the fun hand crack section.
The approach to Gilligan's Island
The approach to Gilligan's Island
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By Tyler Logan
From: Bishop, CA
Jan 11, 2007
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c

Probably the most striking route in the area. Worth doing for its position, exposure and length. An interesting move or two midway up the crack make it seem more like a 5.8 than a 5.7. It is not necessary to clip the old bolt as there are plenty of other protection opportunities. This route can be well protected with a standard rack.

By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Mar 9, 2007

Why is this listed as PG-13? There is plenty of pro on this route.

By Eric T.
From: St. Augustine, Florida
Mar 21, 2011

I agree. I am a fairly new leader and thought this route to be easier than other 5.7's such as Mr. Misty Kiss or Double Cross. It is a good line and there is plenty of pro. I wish I had known about that sling anchor instead of downclimbing the backside.