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BETA PHOTO: The north face of the Fountain Buttress with Sucki...


The north face proper is where the classic Sucking Wind is found along with a number of other trad lines.

Getting There 

Uphill and left from the Railroad Tracks/Northwest Corner area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.8 miles from here

2 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

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Sucking Wind 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  CO : Glenwood Springs : ... : North Face
The classic line at the Fountain Buttress is one of the best trad lines in Glenwood Canyon. It is quality, clean climbing up a steep granite face. Featured in Glenn Randall's 1983 Vertigo Games book, you've probably spied this line when driving westbound on I-70 as it's the striking splitter cutting through the right size of the cleancut north face of the Fountain Buttress. Sucking Wind was originally climbed in 4 pitches but is most often done in two, or one long pitch, thanks to a variation p...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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