Pasture-ized, The Wind Tunnel 5.8 R


Tuolumne Meadows, California USA

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Trad climber
Portland, Or
Aug 24, 2012 - 01:39pm
We climbed routes in this area recently and enjoyed ourselves. It does take a little bit of searching to find the first bolts. The newest version of the ST guide explains the approach pretty well but it is odd that the picture associated with this area on the ST website are of Pywiack Dome. Note Minerals' comment below about the lack of a vertical crack for this route- we did use that fictional orientation point for awhile to no avail.

Social climber
The Deli
Aug 1, 2012 - 06:49pm
There are chains on the bolted anchor of this route now, so you can rappel or top-rope with a single 70m rope. No need to traverse right, over to the Eddie Muenster anchor to rappel if you have a 70m rope or two 60m ropes.

This route is more like 5.7 than 5.8 and it doesn’t deserve an “R” rating. The climbing to the first bolt is pretty easy although the bolt is a ways off the ground. Fun, easy climbing on quality rock.

Rack: 1 ea. cams, 0.4” to 1”, plus draws (2 bolts), and long slings.


Social climber
The Deli
Aug 31, 2009 - 02:29pm
There is no 2" vertical crack in the middle of this pitch as shown in the guide.
Chris McNamara

SuperTopo staff member
Aug 25, 2003 - 11:08am
The American Safe Climbing Assn. may have replaced anchor bolts on this climb. To find out visit the ASCA Replacement Page

The ASCA is a non-profit organization dedicated to replacing unsafe anchors. To learn about helping the ASCA click here

The Wind Tunnel - Pasture-ized 5.8 R - Tuolumne Meadows, California USA. Click to Enlarge
The Dike Route follows the runout line up the white dike on Pywiack Dome.
Photo: Chris McNamara
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