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
St. Stephen 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NV
: Red Rock
: ... : South Face
St. Stephen follows a wandering line immediately left of the huge left-facing corner system dominating the right side of the wall. Not sustained enough to be classic, it offers some decent moderate climbing in a peaceful high setting. Approach as for Jubilant Song. This following route description is from the first ascent, which was done a few days after Solar Slab.Pitch 1 -- Follow thin cracks up the varnished, pretty slabs at the base of the wall. Belay at a platform on a prominent ramp.Pi...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
BETA PHOTO: Windy Peak South Face
Pools on the summit of Windy Peak. March 2010
South Face, Windy Peak in the afternoon.
interesting dichotomous branching
Very prolific prickly pear cactus on the approach.
Windy Peak at sunrise. March 2010
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another spiny Windy Peak resident
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BETA PHOTO: S Face of Windy Peak (center of photo)
looking toward the Calico Hills
Windy Peak, looking up from the base of Jubilant S...
one of the many unfriendly plants on the approach
Gnarled old snag on the summit of Windy Peak. Marc...
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'.