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 Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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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
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BETA PHOTO: S Face of Windy Peak (center of photo)
Windy Peak at sunrise. March 2010
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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'.