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Circus in the Wind 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Charlie Kardaleff
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Submitted By: Jesse Ryan on Sep 7, 2006

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Happy top roping trails on Circus In The Wind (11....


I climb for routes like this! Five stars! Awesome movement on pockets, sidepulls, crimps will make you grin from ear to ear! A couple of thin moves lead to a sidepull flake near the top. Get ready to rumble as the holds close down to a few crimps and knobs just before the chains.


On the left side of the main Circus Wall. Just right of I Love the Big Top (5.9) and to the left of the 'Circus in my Pants'(12c). Starts on the right facing obvious layback flake.


10 bolts to anchors.

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Circus in the wind is the bolt line on the left.  ...
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Shayna styling Circus in the Wind.
Shayna styling Circus in the Wind.

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By m.wendling
Apr 18, 2007
rating: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b

i think you meant to the left of the "wendling" route; aka. Circus in My Pants (12-)
By Joshua Merriam
From: Boulder, CO
Sep 1, 2008

Wow, I just couldn't help myself with the running commentary as I lead this up... "this is great!", "super fun" , awesome holds.. Loved it!
By David Hodges
From: Parker, Colorado
Jul 26, 2009
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

This route is an absolute CLASSIC! I found the crux to be getting past the last bolt. The pump just kept gaining on me, this is as good as low sport 11 gets.
By james aka kid epic
Aug 17, 2010

circus in the wind is rated in the guide book as a 11c
By Nick Stayner
From: Billings, MT
Jun 11, 2012
rating: 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c

Darn pumpy for an 11-! Outstanding sustained climbing!
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