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Breaking Wind

5.7, Sport, 75 ft,  Avg: 2.3 from 127 votes
FA: Kelly Cordner, with Derik Olson
California > Sierra Eastside > Bishop Area > Owens River Gorge > Central Gorge > Warm Up Wall
Access Issue: Bridges Out! IMPORTANT LADWP NEGOTIATIONS!! Details


Starts at the corner on the left side of the wall and then continues straight up the face when the ridge veers off to the left. Fairly big holds with a little quirkiness near the top.


just left of High Seas


8 bolts

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My first time leading
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Amber Yust
[Hide Comment] Seems to be fairly new - not in the 2005 edition of Marty's guidebook, and no one in our group remembered seeing it last time they were at the Gorge. If anyone knows more about it, speak up! May 15, 2012
[Hide Comment] All of the bolts have solid clipping stances. This is a good route to learn how to sport lead. May 15, 2012
Alex Bury
Ojai, CA
[Hide Comment] If Im not mistaken, the FA goes to Derik Olson et al. Sep 16, 2013
Amber Yust
[Hide Comment] Thanks for the info, Alexander - I've updated the route info. Nov 5, 2013
Amber Yust
[Hide Comment] Kelly Cordner contacted me via email to mention that they drilled the route and to provide its proper name and FA info. I've updated the entry. Dec 27, 2013
[Hide Comment] Fun challenging climb. Hardest section I think was after the 2nd bolt and then just as you reach the top. Pumpy. Is it me or is it slightly inverted? Sep 25, 2015
[Hide Comment] Be careful! Large very loose block at the top left of the chains. Nov 6, 2015
MisterE Wolfe
Bishop, CA
[Hide Comment] Replaced the "industrial" gated hooks with new Mussy Hooks today.

Also, replaced the old quick-links with new plated, tested ones from France.

Thanks to the ASCA for the hardware! May 5, 2016
[Hide Comment] Nice addition. Nov 23, 2017