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Wind Walker 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Bruno de Robert - 1981
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Submitted By: saxfiend on Nov 23, 2006

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Antje powers through the roofy start of Wind Walke...


This is one of Sunset's truly outstanding routes. It has a little of everything: roofs to pull, crack climbing, face climbing. It's a long line on beautiful, well-protected rock.

A bouldery start powers you through a blocky roof to a ledge. Follow a crack system to another roof about midway; after pulling the roof, continue with face climbing to the top. Make generous use of runners to avoid rope drag. A 60-meter rope is just enough to make the rap.


Starts around the corner right of Freedom Chimney, about a 20-minute walk from the trail split.


Mostly small to medium nuts and cams, though some larger gear can be helpful in the lower roof section. Bolted anchors.

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By saxfiend
From: Decatur, GA
Aug 11, 2008

Finally got around to leading Wind Walker, the start didn't seem nearly as hard as I remembered it -- not that I remembered much two years after last toproping it. Still one of my favorites at Sunset, just all around great climbing all the way. Must do!
By Chris Hara
From: Atlanta, GA
May 11, 2015

Great route! A lot of variety and some airy moves. Definitely need full 60m to rap. One of the larger footholds at about 5 feet off the ground flexes a lot when you stand on it, be careful because you won't have any gear in at this point.
By Brad Stewart
From: ATL
Jun 22, 2015
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

This is a must do for the 5.9 leader looking to bag a classic at Sunset. Highly recommend it.

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