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48 T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
49 T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Airy Aria T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Blistered Toe T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bold-Ville T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Broken Hammer T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a
Carbs and Caffeine T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Dissonance T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Double Crack T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Fall, The T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Fillipina T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Full Face (pitch 2 only) T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
High Jinx T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Ivan and the Saum T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Lady's Lament-Boldville T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Lisa T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Lito and the Swan T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
Los Tres Cabrones T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lost in Yellow T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Manly, Yes, But I Like It Too T,TR 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b X
No Man's Land T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Nose, The T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Oblique Twique T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Prick, The T,TR 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b PG13
Scary Area T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b R
Shit Creek T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Spring (P1), The T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Sting, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Summer, The T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Tiers of Fear T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Torture Garden T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Tweak or Freak T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Uphill all the Way AKA The Man Who Fell to Earth T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Vader T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ventre de Boeuf T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
Wasp Stop T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Winter, The T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Wrath of the Lamb T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b A5 R
Yellow Wall, The T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13
Type: Trad, 175 ft, 2 pitches
FA: John Bragg & Steve Wunsch (P1) Rich Perch & John Bragg (P2)
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Shared By: Ron Olsen on Aug 26, 2008 with updates
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Description

One of the Seasons routes, obviously, the Winter is considered by many to be a testpiece for 5.10. The crux is the thin corner, but you'll already have had to overcome a few challenges before you get there.

P1: Start below an overhanging right-facing corner ~15' right of Bold-Ville. Make your way up the corner, clipping several fixed pins of dubious quality, and aim for the fixed tat above. A more secure, modern two-bolt anchor is at the back of the ledge above and to the right.

P2 (description from Wonderwoman): From the two bolt anchor on top of first pitch of the Spring, move right to the white open book. Continue up the white rock, toward the roof.

Once you get to a widely gapped horizontal, large enough to stand and take a nice rest on, put in a piece of gear and get ready for the crux! Move left from this ledge for the better holds and high feet towards the roof.

Once under the roof, place more gear and start heading right to a v-notch (LOOSE ROCK!), where the roof ends. Head up through the notch to the one remaining piton.

From here, look right and traverse to the anchor on top of the pillar.

Descent: 100ft rap from here.

Location

Just left of the Fall at a right facing corner.

Protection

Thin to medium gear.
artem Vasilyev
  5.11a PG13
artem Vasilyev  
  5.11a PG13
If there ever were pins at the bottom section - they are now gone. Only one pin on the first pitch. P1 is deceptively hard stemming with a commiting run-out crux sequence before you get to a good stance to clip the pin. Leading this from ground up would be a proud accomplishment, with some heady run-outs over your gear. Definitely a classic gunks sand-bag at 5.10d - would call it 5.11a/b due to the v3 crux.
Look forward to coming back to this route and bagging the redpoint. 6 days ago
Alec Orenstein
Gallup, NM
 
Alec Orenstein   Gallup, NM
 
Agreed--do the whole thing to the top of The Spring's 2nd pitch ("The Winter Direct"?). Totally amazing.

Solid fixed tat at the top to rap off. We set up a TR using a 60m rope--just barely long enough. Tie knots in the end! Sep 21, 2015
paulmadry  
 
The roof of spring is not R. I found a pacement for offset alien green-blue just below crux. Take it if you have it. Otherwise good pro is a foot or two lower Aug 20, 2013
bheller
SL UT
 
bheller   SL UT
 
For the best experience, you must do the Winter-Spring direct in one pitch- 70m is fine. This is a bit confusing from the names, because the routes criss-cross, but just climb the thin corner straight up about 100ft or so through the high roofs. An anchor for lowering exists. Techy corner down low, committing roof with big air up high- a fine route. I wish the middle sections were more engaging. Sep 18, 2010
But you would be missing something if you didn't do the second pitch... The second pitch of the spring that is...

Combining the two into a single pitch makes for an exciting lead...

The second pitch of the spring is a bit wild and committing, a contrast to the technical crux of the winter's corner...

Hey Rich! Clip that pin behind your left calf! (or not).. Aug 26, 2008