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South Face  


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Location: 36.0192, -115.47011 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Mar 24, 2004
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Description 

A south facing crag with a variety of routes from 5.7 - 5.9. Climbs are about 5 pitches or so.


Getting There 

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.


Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',6],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for South Face:
Jubilant Song   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
Joanne of Arch   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches   
Hot Fudge Thursday   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 650'   
Western Swing   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
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Maurice Horn starting the second pitch, Joanne of ...

Joanne of Arch 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NV : Red Rock : ... : South Face
Approach as for other climbs on Windy Peak, except after you gain the main terrace cut across the drainage low and cross to east side of the base of Windy Peak. Look for the awesome arch the climb ascends the right side and goes through the center. There is an exposed 4th class pitch of 150' to the base of the climb - although in a second attempt I led a direct line up to the base of the route and it went at 5.5. Pitch 1 (5.7) - ascend a nice crack to a roof, escape to the right and into an alco...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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more Windy Peak summit porn
more Windy Peak summit porn
Windy Peak South Face
BETA PHOTO: Windy Peak South Face
Windy Peak, looking up from the base of Jubilant S...
Windy Peak, looking up from the base of Jubilant S...
South Face, Windy Peak in the afternoon.
South Face, Windy Peak in the afternoon.
another spiny Windy Peak resident
another spiny Windy Peak resident
Very prolific prickly pear cactus on the approach.
Very prolific prickly pear cactus on the approach.
looking toward the Calico Hills
looking toward the Calico Hills
Playing around in the Football Field on our way to...
Playing around in the Football Field on our way to...
Gnarled old snag on the summit of Windy Peak. Marc...
Gnarled old snag on the summit of Windy Peak. Marc...
Beautiful views await you climbing routes on Windy...
Beautiful views await you climbing routes on Windy...
 A nice view looking south towards Mt. Potosi from...
A nice view looking south towards Mt. Potosi from...
interesting dichotomous branching
interesting dichotomous branching
S Face of Windy Peak (center of photo)
BETA PHOTO: S Face of Windy Peak (center of photo)
yet another summit shot
yet another summit shot
approach
approach
Windy Peak at sunrise. March 2010
Windy Peak at sunrise. March 2010
one of the many unfriendly plants on the approach
one of the many unfriendly plants on the approach
Pools on the summit of Windy Peak. March 2010
Pools on the summit of Windy Peak. March 2010
perfect summit lighting
perfect summit lighting
Windy Peak.
Windy Peak.

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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'.