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Routes in Windy Wall

Allspice S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Cayenne Pepper S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Clean Sweep S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Coyote Ugly T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dr. Zyme T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Holy Smokes T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Hoot T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Miles From Nowhere T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
Oh Beehive, Baby! T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Poot T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rubber Gloves and Razor Blades T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Scoot T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Slate Route S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
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Description

The Windy Wall is located northeast of the backside Parking. It faces west. There are some cracks and bolted faces.

Getting There

Drive north, past The Birthday Boulders, then take the first right. Backside Parking is a short distance, on the right. Hike northeast from there.

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J F M A M J J A S O N D
We visited the Windy Wall two days ago. Two hours of sunlight this time of year.

This is a nice crag, with good rock and a terrific view of the Sierra, but stuck in a 1970 time warp. I'd like to see it brought up to date as a modern sport crag. Specifically:

replace the 1/4 inch bolts
add sport anchors placed where one can lower off smoothly, not at the far back of a ledge
retrobolt some of the x rated 5.7 routes (yes, I have led them in that state)

I'd be happy to assist in this project. Dec 24, 2016
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
I'd add 1 star to the routes just for the view. Apr 14, 2008

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