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

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Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Kevin Nelson, Bill Todd, 1974.
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Submitted By: Blitzo on Oct 19, 2006
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BETA PHOTO: "The Wind Tree".
Photo by Blitzo.


High on the buttress stands a lone, wind-blown juniper. This is the Wind Tree. This route climbs an obvious left-leaning crack system to the tree.
Third class up to a ledge, 40' off the ground.
Climb to a small ledge where two cracks form a prominent "V". Take the left to a belay ledge.
Climb a steep section, then follow an arch until a vegetated dihedral is almost reached. Move right on knobs to a crack. At it's top climb up and right to the tree.
Traverse right and head up cracks to the summit.


Pro to 3".

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By tsuji
From: Boulder, CO
Dec 10, 2012

Good views, not very good climbing for the approach