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The crux is at the first clip with nice sustained friction after that.
This is right of Mr. Breeze, left of The Serpent.
6 bolts to cold shuts.
Stemming the start of Mr. Wind.
BETA PHOTO: The red rope to the left is Mr. Breeze, the yellow...
|By David Bayendor|
From: Denver, CO
May 30, 2009
The crux seems to be just getting off the ground with a stem start.
All of the routes in this area favor those with good footwork for friction/slabs. This was a great lesson for me, a more traditional crack climber.
|By Arthur Sullivan|
Jun 13, 2009
rating: 5.8- 5b 16 VI- VS 4c
Like many of the moderates at Penitente the guide book grade assumes you levitate over the initial moves. Tough climb for a 5.7 unless you are very comfortable on slab. Anchors are wearing thin at the top.
|By Mike Smyth|
From: Spartanburg, SC
May 29, 2012
New anchors and hangers as of 2 weeks ago.
Jun 11, 2013
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c
I believe the older, darker photos under this route are actually pics of The Serpent. It seems there was some confusion on the notes on The Serpent as well, but from left to right it goes: Mr. Breeze at 5.2, Mr. Wind at 5.7, and The Serpent at 5.8. There's a photo of all three routes up above under this route.