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The Winter 

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

   
Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 175'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.10+ French: 6b+ Ewbanks: 21 UIAA: VII+ ZA: 20 British: E3 5b [details]
FA: John Bragg & Steve Wunsch (P1) Rich Perch & John Bragg (P2)
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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Aug 26, 2008

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In the corner.

Description 

One of the Seasons routes, obviously, the Winter is considered by many to be a testpiece for 5.10. The crux is the thin corner, but you'll already have had to overcome a few challenges before you get there.

Start below an overhanging right-facing corner ~15' right of The Spring (P1). Make your way up the corner, clipping several fixed pins of dubious quality, and aim for the fixed tat above. A more secure, modern two-bolt anchor is at the back of the ledge above and to the right.


Location 

Just left of the Fall at a right facing corner.


Protection 

Thin to medium gear.



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Darek in the corner on a hot day in July.
Darek in the corner on a hot day in July.
In the crux corner.  Photo by Darek Kuczynski.
In the crux corner. Photo by Darek Kuczynski.
Wishing he could get another piece in.
Wishing he could get another piece in.
P2 of The Winter
P2 of The Winter
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By blah blah
Aug 26, 2008

But you would be missing something if you didn't do the second pitch... The second pitch of the spring that is...

Combining the two into a single pitch makes for an exciting lead...

The second pitch of the spring is a bit wild and committing, a contrast to the technical crux of the winter's corner...

Hey Rich! Clip that pin behind your left calf! (or not)..

By bheller
From: SL UT
Sep 18, 2010

For the best experience, you must do the Winter-Spring direct in one pitch- 70m is fine. This is a bit confusing from the names, because the routes criss-cross, but just climb the thin corner straight up about 100ft or so through the high roofs. An anchor for lowering exists. Techy corner down low, committing roof with big air up high- a fine route. I wish the middle sections were more engaging.

By paulmadry
Aug 20, 2013

The roof of spring is not R. I found a pacement for offset alien green-blue just below crux. Take it if you have it. Otherwise good pro is a foot or two lower