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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Middle Gorge Region at Window Wall

Orange Sunshine


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Window Pain 5.7 (Trad)

First Ascent: Alex Cudkowicz, Tracy Best in 1990
Length: 50ft
Gear: (report bad anchors)

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Walk left past the window, passing a short overhanging wall with a couple of short cracks, to the next longer crack. This route begins in a wide portion of the crack and quickly narrows. Climb to a large ledge and rappel from a tree to the left.
Descent: Rap from tree
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Owner: NFS
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Wolf said on September 11th, 2006
Ok, so I followed the guidebook instructions. I headed straight uphill, just left of the drainage, to the cliff. Then, however, I was unable to lacate the window, or any of the routes. I went pretty far to the left, doing some serious scrambling and found nothing, and I went so far to the right that I ended up at B.S. at Sheltowee Wall. Anybody know where I went wrong? How big is the window? Is it readily apparent? Can one see light coming through it? I did see some pretty overhangs with arching cracks, but I wanted to find the window so I could walk through to Wolfpen.
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SCIN said on September 11th, 2006
The window is pretty obvious. It's kind of a narrow cave that you scramble up into.
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Wolf said on September 11th, 2006
How far to the left/right of where you meet the cliff is it? Is it straight ahead? I'll try to find it again on my next rest day. Thanks.
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Wolf said on September 15th, 2006
I found it! I ended up bushwacking for hours and climbing up to Wishbone and going through that way. My problem was that I was heading uphill way too far up the trail.