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Routes in Wind Buttress

Crossly, Slits, and Gash T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Lightning Wind T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Tunnel Of Love T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Wind Tunnel T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Type: Trad, Sport, 190 ft, 2 pitches
FA: James Garrett, September 17, 1995
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Shared By: grk10vq on Apr 26, 2012
Admins: Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq

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Named after a howling electrical storm, Lightning Wind climbs two pitches of solid, Ibex-style rock through a crack system and over a delicate, difficult face. The route is fluid and consistent until its very end when it exits at a committing finish and funky bulge.

P1: Climb a thin, well protected crack to a small belay ledge at a two bolt anchor. Fun and straight forward. (5.9) 100 feet

P2: Break right off the belay and onto a thin, tense face. Follow this up, passing bolts to a bulge and short, thin crack. A more wandering route, the second pitch finishes at a puzzling, horizontal crack/bulge protected by a bashie. Finish at a two bolt anchor on the summit. Great, then extremely funky at its final moves. (5.11) 90 feet

Descent: Rappel the route.


On the right side of the Wind Buttress, Lightning Wind starts just before the right gully.
In the recess, look left for an obvious crack.


A light, single set of small cams up to 2 inches, draws, and runners.