Avg: 2 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, 190 ft, 2 pitches|
|FA:||James Garrett, September 17, 1995|
|Page Views:||57 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||grk10vq on Apr 26, 2012|
|Admins:||Andrew Gram, Perin Blanchard, grk10vq|
DescriptionNamed 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.
LocationOn the right side of the Wind Buttress, Lightning Wind starts just before the right gully.
In the recess, look left for an obvious crack.