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Wind Ridge - 5.8 popular

Average Rating = 4.03/5 Average Rating : 4.03 out of 5
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 3.70/5
  Rock Quality 3.95/5
  Scenery 4.20/5
  Fun Factor 4.45/5

Description:

This three pitch trade route is a fun climb for moderate leaders. It is the climb to farthest left (and uphill) as you are looking at the west face. A tree grows on the ledge where the climb starts. The route goes to the top of Wind Tower in three pitches, with an option of walking off after two pitches. There is an alternate 5.6 start up ramp left (rope drag!!). If you opt for the 5.8 variation, the crux is in the first 15-20 feet-- climb the right flake and step right out onto the face (a 5.8 move). The rest of the route is 5.6 at most. To start the second pitch, go out to the far right (around the corner) on the belay ledge (as you are facing the wall)to find the crack system.

Submitted by: hadley on 2002-07-15
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Route ID: 793

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.7
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: edge on 2013-09-07 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars A classic

Swapped leads with Jim Dickson. The 5.8 variation at the start felt soft.

Added: 2013-09-08

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.6
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kimmyt on 2012-01-06 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Nice winter climb

swapped leads w/Kurt- p2

Added: 2012-01-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: jpjpjp on 2011-03-13 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars First Trad

This was my first trad and multi-pitch climb. I didn't lead, but it was super cool to be climbing multiple pitches on gear that we were placing/taking out! It was fairly easy climbing but still fun!

Added: 2011-07-21

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.8
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: andrea37 on 2010-04-05 (View Climbing Log)

2 out of 5 stars No Comment

Climb that started the Desert Tour with Doug.
Fun climb.

Added: 2010-12-08

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Solo Solo ascent by: snoopy138 on 2010-09-09 (View Climbing Log)

3 out of 5 stars ad

just did the 5.6 start. good solo.

Added: 2010-10-08

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