Type: Trad, 120 ft
FA: Bruno de Robert - 1981
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Shared By: saxfiend on Nov 23, 2006
Admins: saxfiend, Brad "Stonyman" Killough

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Description

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.

Location

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

Protection

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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saxfiend
Decatur, GA
  5.9
saxfiend   Decatur, GA  
  5.9
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! Aug 11, 2008
Chris Hara
Atlanta, GA
Chris Hara   Atlanta, GA
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. May 11, 2015
Darbley Sterway
Aspen
  5.9
Darbley Sterway   Aspen
  5.9
This is a must do for the 5.9 leader looking to bag a classic at Sunset. Highly recommend it. Jun 22, 2015
Great route. Just watch the rope drag. Between the small roof and the slight traverse I wound up with a load of it at the top. My mistake of course but I could see where its easy to do. Aug 5, 2017