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Winter Capacity 

YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Rick Bradshaw, Walt Wehner, 2000
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Submitted By: Wa3lt on Nov 26, 2006

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This route climbs the slab and steep upper wall to the right of Winter Warm-up. It's most notable feature (last time I did it, anyway) was a spooky hollow block that constitutes the mental crux. FA party worked for hours to remove this block and finally decided that it wasn't going anywhere - but caution (and a helmet!) are always a good idea. Named for it's sunny disposition in the winter, when most of the grotto routes are frozen solid.


Start just right of the "Winter Warmup" crack on a smooth slab.


6 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor. No traditional gear needed.

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By LeeAB Brinckerhoff
From: ABQ, NM
Nov 9, 2008

This route leaves a good taste in your mouth when you're done. The loose blocks are low on the route and the climbing gets better the higher you get, to a final sweet sequence swinging out onto an arete and over a roof on jugs. Don't miss the bird bones.
By Wa3lt
Mar 18, 2009

I *hate* that freakin' block. Rick and I took turns jiggling, wiggling, pounding, and cursing. To no avail. I'm guessing it'll be there (scaring us all) until the end of time.


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