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Swain In The Breeze 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 120'
Original:  YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V ZA: 12 British: S 4b [details]
FA: Todd Swain 1985
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Submitted By: vincent L. on Feb 3, 2005

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Vogel gives the route 2 stars and gives a decent description of how to get there - it's about 200 feet right of Bush Crack. Start by climbing up a grovely crack until you can get to the main face. Clip a few bolts with no hangers until you can reach the upper part of the route that consists of climbing HUGE fun buckets to the top of this sweet formation. I loved the route and the view I got at the top. Climbing the huge buckets was fun too. A nice chill, out of the way route that you will NEVER find anyone on. 5.6 ...send it buddies!


4 bolts with no hangers. Medium size cams for the anchor.

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By Chris D
From: the couch
Apr 26, 2010

I think the initial crack up to the ledge would have been easier if I'd liebacked it, but wanted to get good gear, so climbed the awkward off-width with arm bars and foot cams. Some work.

Above the ledge this route somehow reminded me of the SW Corner of Headstone Rock. The hanger-less buttonheads make for good pro when you slide a small nut on them.

Fun route, and a good way to start the day.
By nkane
Feb 16, 2016

Sliding nuts over bolt studs adds some charm to this route. There are now bolts with rings on top; a 70m just lets you rap into the gully to climber's left.
By Howard
From: Costa Mesa, CA
Oct 9, 2016

Not sure if having right side in was the problem, but the offset section had poor feet and was very sustained. Felt nowhere close to 5.6 to me.

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