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Symbiosis - 5.10b

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This is a fantastic, steep and sustained Grade IV route. It follows a striking grey left-facing corner for 5 pitches and finishes with two fun pitches up a steep slab. The route is found on the east face of "Little Sandy Lake Buttresses", and starts on the far right side of the face, past an area of golden granite. The first pitch climbs a fun 5.7 chimney, while the second climbs a nice hand and fist crack in the right wall of the corner. The next 3 pitches have sustained stemming and liebacking in the 9+/10- range, with handy belay ledges. A wierd, somewhat poorly protected move marks the end of the long corner and the beginning of the exit slabs, which can be done in two exciting 5.8 leads up and left. Descend to a notch NW of the formation and then directly down a very loose gully to the base. We did the route in mid-august, and I would not be suprised if it was wet for much of July. The route has seen very few ascents, so there is some lichen and dirt, and a nut tool is handy for cleaning gear placements. The climbing is excellent the entire way.

Submitted by: takeme on 2004-12-07
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Route ID: 62384

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Onsight Onsight ascent by: takeme on 2004-08-12 (View Climbing Log)

0 out of 5 stars Ascent Note

Although quite obscure, this is my favorite route in the Winds and one of the best alpine rock routes I've done. Sure hasn't seen much traffic--did we do the 2nd ascent?? (FA in the mid-90s). Great route to swap leads on as it's pitch after pitch of sustained excellent climbing in a long, stunning corner. P4 might be the best, with a wierd roof/slot, liebacking to a wild undercling, followed by a section of thin fingers complemented by exquisite stemming. All in the 9/10- range. Special thanks to Chrissy for leading the next pitch, which is also 10-, sustained, and has a bona fide scary move at the top.

Witnessed by: Chrissy
Added: 2004-08-12