Keyboard of the Winds Rock Climbing
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|Location: ||40.2492, -105.61863 View Map Incorrect?
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|Submitted By: ||Leo Paik on Sep 8, 2006|
Late afternoon light graces The Keyboard of the Wi...
This is an amazing area along the SW ridge of Long's Peak that connects with Pagoda Peak. I've been told that prior to 1994, no one had climbed here. It took a quick ascent up Pagoda's N Face & clear skies to inspire exploration here. From Glacier Gorge, this area draws your eye as you droll & dream of a traverse along Chief's Head, Pagoda, Keyboard of the Winds, Long's Peak, & back down. This area lies downhill from The Palisades.
There are towers named: The Dark Tower, Mr. Stubbs, Mrs. Stubbs, Jackpot Tower, Sievers' Tower. 2 towers to the left of The Dark Tower may have names.
Some routes here include: Stubbs Fight Back, 5.11a; Picking Plums, 5.10c.
Most seem to approach this hump from Glacier Gorge, past Black Lake, 5mi, to Green Lake, and then up towards the col between Pagoda Peak & Long's Peak. Expect a workout for the average climbing bum...which of course will keep the crowds down.
Climbing Season For the Long's Peak area.
Weather station 5.7 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Keyboard of the Winds
Key of Free 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CO
: Alpine Rock
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This route is reminiscent of the White Whale at Lumpy Ridge, but is a bit more serious at the top and longer overall. The rock quality is excellent. The route ascends the rounded arete and left-facing dihedral system up the center of farthest left tower of significance in the Keyboard of the Winds. Let's call it Tower One, which is maybe 500 feet right (SW) from the top of The Trough on the Keyhole Route. The easy going ends at overlapping rock near the top. Move left into a le...[more] Browse More Classics in CO