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Routes in Thunderbird Wall

Bird of Prey S 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Deer Lick T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fawnskin S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
High Plains Drifter T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Hot Wing S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Last Call For Alcohol T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Medicine Man S 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Nervous Twitch S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thunderbird S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Thunderstruck S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Type: Sport, 40 ft
FA: Chris Miller, May 2002
Page Views: 516 total, 4/month
Shared By: C Miller on Jun 12, 2007
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Easy moves on a slab gain the base of a steep headwall with an obvious hueco. Undercling the hueco, make a long reach to a distant edge and then finish up past a short section of crack.

The crux is fairly reachy, and shorter climbers may find the route to be harder than indicated or simply not be able to make the requisite reach.

Location

This route is on the far right side of the wall and located directly across from the route Smokin' the Rock.

Protection

4 bolts, chain anchors

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Phil Esra
  5.10d
Phil Esra  
  5.10d
Climbed it with difficulty at 5'6". 5'8' and 5'10" climbers used the exact same beta but had a noticeably easier time. Sep 8, 2015
Jeff Edge  
 
Thought this was a pretty decent route, I am 6'3" so can't comment about the height thing, 10c felt fair. Maybe 10d, I guess. Nov 17, 2014
Just Climbed this....I'm 5'6" and the crux feels 11a/b. Had to use a single dime-edge crimp to dyno off, to gain those "reachy edges" that normal size people would use.

The other guys with me were 5'10" and taller, they said 10c feels sandbagged.

Crappy edges, but fun moves. May 21, 2013