Four Strong Winds
Avg: 3 from 2 votes
|Type:||Trad, Sport, Alpine, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||Drew Spaulding, Christian Ball, June 2012|
|Page Views:||74 total · 1/month|
|Shared By:||Drew Spaulding on Apr 19, 2013|
|Admins:||Alvaro Arnal, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionFour Strong Winds is a 2 pitch climb that I established starting from the "Heart Of Gold Ledge". Combined with "One Foot In The Grave", 5.11a (established by Lynn Sanson and John Gross in 2011), as the 1st pitch, this is another classic 3 pitch route.
Pitch 1 - is "One Foot In the Grave", 5.11a. From its anchor bolts, continue up the blocky ledges up to the 2-bolt anchor at the "Heart of Gold Ledge".
Pitch 2 - step down and right to climb cracks and flakes for about 30' before reaching the line of bolts above. Continuously challenging 5.10 climbing brings you up to a 5.11b crux! More 5.10 climbing brings you to the anchor that shares a stance at the 2nd belay of "Comes A Time"... Beautiful pitch!
Pitch 3 - start up the crack system above the anchor. Continue up through the roof above and balancy finishing moves up to the 2-bolt anchors (5.10+).