Chasin' the Wind
Your todo list:
Your rating: -none-
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE: [0 people like this page.]
Climb the finger crack to a set of shuts. About 1/2 way up this crack, it gets harder, but only for about 10 ft. The majority of the climb is 5.10. The route climbs in a similar fashion to many of the NRG 11's, as there are bomber finger locks between reachy thin sections. This is a route you should not pass up if you are in the area and this is your grade. There are direct starts to reach the ledge: Nazz, Nazz (5.12c sport) or Gone With the Wind (5.12a trad).
Access to this route from the ledge requires climbing a first pitch. For more information on the different short routes to take to access the ledge from which this route starts, reference the Williams guidebook.
Locate a large ledge about 20 ft off the ground, just before a large overhang if you are heading upstream.
The main crack protects primarily with small nuts. A few of the larger sized BD micronuts are helpful. Some small cams (aliens) are also helpful. Bolted anchor.
chasin' the wind-late fall 2011