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Wind Drinker  

YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b

   
Type:  Sport, 95'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.12b French: 7b Ewbanks: 26 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 26 British: E5 6b [details]
FA: Todd Skinner, 1997
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Submitted By: Jikimika Dinglehoffer Merritt on Sep 9, 2012

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Description 

The wildest and most exposed pitch around.

a quick scramble and 60 feet of 5.6 arete climbing take you to a horizontal break with bail anchors. Take a deep breath, clip the bail anchors for pro, preferably with a long runner, and cruise out 15 feet of well featured HORIZONTAL ARETE CLIMBING. The prow stays steep for another 15 feet, and then remains vertical to the very top of the beautiful formation. One of so many inspiring Skinner routes.

Location 

This line takes the very edge of the hatchet blade shaped prow at Suicide Point.

Protection 

12 quickdraws and maybe one long runner. rings at the top.

You can lower with a 60, but depending on where you stand to belay, KNOT THE END of your rope anyway.


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