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The Breeze

5.10a R, Trad, 140 ft (42 m),  Avg: 1.1 from 15 votes
FA: Charlie Raymond, Paul Raymond, and Jim Taylor, February 1968
California > Tahquitz & Suic… > Suicide Rock > (o) Right of the Esca…

Description

This climb was originally rated 5.7. Over the years, more and more holds have broken off near the start, considerably increasing the difficulty. The last time I did it (mid 90s), getting up to the bolt 12 feet off the ground was committing 5.9, and the move by the bolt was 5.10A. Maybe it's harder now. Above the crux move, a long 5.6 chimney takes you to the top. This is not a recommended climb.

Protection

include some gear to 3 or 4 inches

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Peter Hayes leading the crux section at the bolt, when it was more like 5.7..d, circa 1981.
[Hide Photo] Peter Hayes leading the crux section at the bolt, when it was more like 5.7..d, circa 1981.

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Blair
  5.10a PG13
[Hide Comment] A fun hard variation we did-At the base of the chimney section, go right on the edge of the corner and face up to the 2 bolt anchor on The Ghost. Jul 1, 2009
[Hide Comment] Not R. I finished on the 5.7 end of The Jackal. Aug 27, 2014
Jonathan Spurgin
San Diego, CA
[Hide Comment] This climb is actually fun. I did it yesterday. It is worth doing if you are in the area. It is a little delicate getting to the bolt. One step up from bolt and a 5.10a step to the left and reach up to the left to a jug. The next section is 'R' or a grounder for sure, but easy; you won't fall. The rest of the climb is 5.7 or 5.8. After 70' or 80' traverse right to a bolted rap station. Mar 4, 2016
[Hide Comment] Couple of fun starting moves and then once you pass the bolt and establish yourself in the groove it's just ok. Didn't feel R. Sep 29, 2019