BETA PHOTO: South Face of Windy Peak
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A south facing crag with a variety of routes from 5.7 - 5.9. Climbs are about 5 pitches or so.
Directions are found in the Windy Canyon description. The descent is easy by Red Rocks standards - follow cairns off the back of the rock to a gully. Follow this down a short ways, looking for a small saddle on the left. Cut over to this saddle and then down ledges to the base of the face.
Weather station 4.6 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in South Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Face:
Featured Route For South Face
Hot Fudge Thursday 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NV
: Red Rock
: ... : South Face
This route is a fun one. The line is not particulary inspiring, but the climbing is good. I am not sure if the "s" rating is too much, but there did seem to be a runout directly above the first belay.To locate the route look for a right slanting crack/seam that leaves a ledge near a tree.P1-(5.8) Follow the crack/seam up and right to a belay. The climbing is really fun and engaging.P2-(5.9) Climb up towards some weird quarter inch bolts (runout). Step to the right and follow a good crack up ...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
looking toward the Calico Hills
BETA PHOTO: Windy Peak South Face
South Face, Windy Peak in the afternoon.
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Very prolific prickly pear cactus on the approach.
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BETA PHOTO: S Face of Windy Peak (center of photo)
Windy Peak at sunrise. March 2010
one of the many unfriendly plants on the approach
Pools on the summit of Windy Peak. March 2010
another spiny Windy Peak resident
The start of JS at the base of The South Face!!
By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 22, 2009
Windy Peak summit is 6246'. Vertical gain from the parking area to the summit is about 2000'.