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Wind Tower - S Face

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Balls of Fire T 
Beluga T 
Blackjack T 
Diffraction T 
Disguise T 
Futile Laments T 
King's X T 
Lion, The T 
Lower Triagonal T 
Metamorphosis, The T 
Muscle Up, The T 
Punter, The T 
Rainbow Wall T,S 
Scotch and Soda T 
SE Chimney T 
Sheer Terror T 
Uplift, The T 
Ur-Ine Trouble T 
Yellow Traverse, The T 

Wind Tower - S Face  


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Elevation: 5,500'
Location: 39.9314, -105.283 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 20, 2006
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Description 

This popular rock has some of the most frequently climbed routes in Eldorado Canyon on it. However, on its south face, you will find fewer companions since its vertical face and spartan protection options will deter all but the most ardent suitors.

Probably the most popular or traveled routes here include Metamorphosis, 5.9+ s, King's X, 5.11a s; Rainbow Wall, 5.13a.

Rainbow Wall was once a popular stop on the high-end climber's tour since it was Eldorado Canyon's first 5.13, freed by Bob Horan in 1984, and then flashed by Ben Moon in 1991. Today, climbing standards have long since passed this mark and the traffic has died down.

Some of the other serious routes on the south face include: Yellow Traverse, 5.9- vs; Disguise, 5.10b s/vs; The Blackjack, 5.10a s/vs and Scotch and Soda, 5.11b/c s will keep anyone's adrenaline pumping.

The low part of this wall does include some moderately popular bouldering and traversing.

Getting There 

The approach takes an arduous 5 min. from the parking lot. Take the bridge across S. Boulder Creek, then veer right. You are there.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.1 miles from here

19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',4],['5.10',9],['5.11',1],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wind Tower - S Face:
Futile Laments   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
The Metamorphosis   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Diffraction   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
King's X   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Scotch and Soda   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
The Lion   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b X     Trad, 1 pitch   
Rainbow Wall   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, Sport   
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route line for The Lion, (right of Kings X)

The Lion 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - S Face
The Lion climbs the blunt, improbable arete which forms the left side of the Rainbow Wall.Begin about 15 feet right of King's X and climb directly up flakes and small corners (5.11s) to a short slab and a good runner. Move up and slightly right to a mantle which gets one established on the right side of the arete. Now lieback up and left via insecure, 5.12 barndoor moves to a sloping "jug" and better holds on the arete. Climb directly up the arete, hard 5.9 with a 5....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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