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Keyboard of the Winds

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Keyboard of the Winds Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 13,600'
Location: 40.2492, -105.61863 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Monty, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Sep 8, 2006
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

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Weather station 5.7 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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Featured Route For Keyboard of the Winds
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking up at the route from the bottom of P1.

Cold Blooded Boys 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13  CO : Alpine Rock : ... : Keyboard of the Winds
Cold Blooded Boys climbs up the north face of Wind Chill Tower, the narrow striped spire attached to the Dark Tower's west side. The rock is quality alpine and even forms similar to Clear Creek in some sections, while the beginning is reminiscent of fun slabby romps on the Flatirons.We failed to find any recorded ascents of this tower online or in any RMNP guidebook from 1981-2015. In fact, only one book (Gillett, 2001) made reference to it, calling it an "uncl...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Keyboard of the Winds from the base of Spearhe...
The Keyboard of the Winds from the base of Spearhe...
Rock Climbing Photo: Keyboards and waterfalls....
Keyboards and waterfalls....
Rock Climbing Photo: Longs Peak and The Keyboard of the Winds as seen f...
Longs Peak and The Keyboard of the Winds as seen f...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another shot of the Keyboards a bit closer.
Another shot of the Keyboards a bit closer.
Rock Climbing Photo: Keyboard of the Winds.
Keyboard of the Winds.

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