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Window Rock

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L to R R to L Alpha
Curtains T 
Nothing Like the Sun S,TR 
Seams to Me 
Solar Panel S,TR 
South Ridge T 
Sunshine Daydream T,S,TR 
Sunshine Face T,S,TR 
Tim's Solo T,TR 

Window Rock  


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Location: 40.38892, -105.54034 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jarrett Tishmack on Oct 7, 2007
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Description 

Window Rock is located between Lumpy Ridge and US Highway 34 near Estes Park. This is a relatively low traffic area with probably only a handful of visits each year. The rock is standard Lumpy quality granite and the routes are mostly one pitch.

L->R:

A. Over Anxiety, 10-, 1p, gear.
B. Hill of Beans, 10-, 1p, gear.
C. Old Way, 6, 1p, gear.
D. Skylight, 9, 2p, gear.
E. Windown Pain, 11, 2p, gear.
F. Church Bells, 10-, 2p, gear.
G. Unknown, 11, 1p.
H. NE Ridge, 9, 2p, gear.
I. Seams to Me, 7 A3-4 or C2, 1p, 80', gear.
J. Mystery Achievement, 11, 1p, gear.
K. Unknown, 11?, 1p, TR.
L. Chockstone Chimney, 8, 1p, gear.
M. It's a Stretch, 7, 1p.
N. Sunshine Daydream, 10+ PG-13, 1p, 75', bolts & gear.
O. Sunshine Face, 8+, 1p, 80', bolts.
P. Inside Job, 7+, 2p, gear.
Q. Tim's Solo, 8-9+ R, 1p, 60', gear.
R. Nothing Like The Sun, 11+, 1p, bolts +/- gear.
S. Solar Panel, 11-, 1p, 50', bolts.
T. Curtains, 9, 1p, 60', gear.
U. South Ridge, 7, 3p, 480', gear.

Getting There 

Park near the intersection of US Highway 34 Bypass and the US Highway 34 Business routes. The Estes street names are Wonderview and Elkhorn. Hike north across the road to the prominent spine of rock just east of the dome shaped Castle Rock. Depending on your approach, it is possible to cross private property. You will notice that you cross the NPS boundary about halfway up.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.3 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',1],['5.10',1],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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]


Featured Route For Window Rock

Tim's Solo 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : Window Rock
Okay, it may be a bit controversial to enter these routes, but the rock is on NP land, and they've been described in various guidebooks.This is an obscure route on a mildly obscure rock. You can lead or TR it. It feels a bit stiff for 5.8. It's sort of a completion route or filler route...except maybe to Tim.Find this route on a ledge to the right of Sunshine Daydream & Sunshine Face. Ascend an unprotected stretch that feels 5.9 to gain a left-angling crack and easi...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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