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Dust in the Wind 

YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 50'
Original:  YDS: 5.4 French: 4a Ewbanks: 12 UIAA: IV ZA: 10 British: VD 3c [details]
FA: Chris Miller, 1989
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Submitted By: Marc C on Jun 27, 2010

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The headwall at the top of the ramp.


Start up a short ramp to a headwall. Pull the moves over the headwall (crux) and enjoy the easy climbing up a right facing corner crack. Head left at the top to the anchors of Shantytown Swing.


Right of Shantytown Swing at the obvious ramp.


Gear to 2.5"

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By Jeff Edge
Nov 29, 2014
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

If Psychedelic Sluice is 5.6, the start of this is probably 5.6 too. But you could also probably call them both 5.5, either way they seem about the same difficulty to me at the "crux."
By Ancent
From: Reno, NV
Aug 3, 2015
rating: 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b

For a short or small-handed climber, the crux would be much harder than 5.4. The low "crux" is harder than anything on Sluice, but protects well. Great mellow crack after this crux still forces you to jam most of the way.

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