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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13 [details]
FA: John Tainio, Peter White
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Submitted By: TomCaldwell on Jan 17, 2010

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P1 Start at the same ledge as Rat's Ass. Move left at start into a short right facing corner. Move left onto the face(5.9 crux) as soon as possible and follow the white streak. Stay in the sustained white streak face until the base of the corner crack (5.8+). Belay from large eyebrows or continue higher to a poor belay stance to prevent a simul-climb or trad anchor on the last pitch.

P2 Follow the corner crack to it's end, then traverse hard right to gain rap anchors near the Gemini Tree (5.5). This last pitch is a rope stretcher that either has to be broken up with a trad anchor or simul climbed to reach the anchor.


20' left of Second Coming, starts on the same belay ledge as Rat's Ass.


TCU's to 2 Camalot. Doubles of 1 and 2 camalot or blue tricam are mandatory.

Photos of Windwalker Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Jp working through the steep slab.
Jp working through the steep slab.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jp in the steep and sustained 5.8 section.
Jp in the steep and sustained 5.8 section.
Rock Climbing Photo: Crux of Windwalker
Crux of Windwalker

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By Phoffmann
Mar 6, 2012

This rig is like Dinkus Dog lite and I would say the gear is better than PG-13. Take a number one stopper and key hole it in to the surreal pocket in the middle of the face.
By munkeybog
From: Columbia, SC
Oct 24, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Agree with Phil. Considering it's looking glass and Nick Danger and Irish Jig are within plain sight this route is very very well protected.

It gets my vote for most overlooked 5.9 classic on the Southface. A must do. Don't skip any placements.

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