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Kachina Wings 

YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b

   
Type:  Trad, 6 pitches, 1500'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.11a French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: Joe Hladick and Scott Fischer, early 1980s
Season: spring and fall
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Submitted By: AdamFerro on May 22, 2009

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Description 

Kachina Wings is the beatufil corner system climbers right of Journey Home. This line is amazing: steep, sustained, and very exposed. There is no need for a topo, follow the corner system up to the terrace and break up the pitches how ever you want. The pegmatite OW is the crux climbed at 10+ and is friendlier than it appears...but hey, it's still a 130' pegmatite OW, so tread lightly.

Location 

Hike down the Cruise gully, you can't miss it.

Protection 

Doubles to #4 Camalot, #5 and #6 Camalot.


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Comfortable belay ledge.
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By Bryan Feinstein
From: Jackson, WY
May 6, 2010
rating: 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

This climb is well worth the occasional looseness encountered! Spectacular exposure.
By Scott Krankkala
Jun 15, 2010
rating: 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c

Outstanding climb on some sections of undesirable rock. The exposure and sustained nature makes this a worthwhile venture.
By phil broscovak
Jun 16, 2010

My partner and I were heading down gully for some route when those guys were putting this route up. We, the "locals", had no idea who these guys were. But we did note that they were poaching a plum line from right under our noses. We might have been a touched miffed except the speed, grace and efficiency of their assent amazed us and certainly belied the seriousness of the climb. We were impressed. So with a respectful nod o' the chapeau, we bumbled off on our way for the day. I've thought of that day often since Scott was lost on Everest.