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Window Rock East Face is home to some wonderfully ...

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This rock has all sorts of great climbing. The East side has many easy to moderate fun routes which are great for warming up or for beginners. The West side has many routes that should offer a challenge. Both sides offer three star routes. This is a great wall to start your climbing in the city.

Getting There 

Park at the same parking lot as Parking Lot Rock. Take the trail to parking lot rock and when it heads left (North) take it. This rock is the one to the North and slightly East of Parking Lot Rock.

Climbing Season

Weather station 14.3 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Window Rock:
Good Times   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Window Rock - East
Pure Pleasure   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Window Rock - East
Juniper Jam   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Window Rock - East
Drunken Cowboy   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Window Rock - East
Failure to Launch   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 85'   Window Rock - East
Expect No Mercy   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Window Rock - East
Harvest   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Window Rock - West
Singapore   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad   Window Rock - West
She's the Bosch   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 120'   Window Rock - West
Jet Lag   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport   Window Rock - West
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Featured Route For Window Rock
Brian is right before the technical crux...

She's the Bosch 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  ID : City of Rocks : ... : Window Rock - West
This is THE 5.11 sport climb at the City. It is a must do, if you can find 2 ropes and enough draws. :) The west side of Window rock is closed for the birds in the spring, so check for closures in the parking lot.This route is the first sport climb on the right side of the west face. Scramble up a low 5th class ramp system from the right side of the climb. There is a single belay bolt on the ramp. Follow 17 bolts through continuous 5.10 and 5.11 terrain, with a crux at 2/3rd's height comi...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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By Guy H.
From: Fort Collins CO
Feb 22, 2006
The west side of Window Rock normally has a bird closure in the spring until June 15th, so check for closure signs in the parking lot.
By Rodger Raubach
Jul 7, 2012
The East Face of Window Rock is very popular with large groups, beginners, and groups with children! Even though there are numerous routes at the 5.6-5.7 grade, only one set of anchors is available for descent. A single 60 meter rope will suffice for an abseil.
By Lucas LePrey
Jun 26, 2014
Looking for some missing cams we lost at this area this last Wednesday (June 25th)
I believe a couple from a Portland climbing club may have accidentally picked them up.

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