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 Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in South Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Face:
Featured Route For South Face
Jubilant Song 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NV
: Red Rock
: ... : South Face
Approach:As for Black Velvet Canyon, turn north off Highway 160 onto a dirt road, 4.6 miles west of the intersection with Highway 159. Take the obvious left turn BEFORE the left turn that leads to Black Velvet. Continue down this road, turning right at a distinctive 4-way intersection. Drive as close to the canyon as you are comfortable. From the parking area, hike west into the canyon, following burro trails where possible and cross-country where not. Stay on the north (right) side of the ...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
looking toward the Calico Hills
BETA PHOTO: Windy Peak South Face
South Face, Windy Peak in the afternoon.
Gnarled old snag on the summit of Windy Peak. Marc...
Very prolific prickly pear cactus on the approach.
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interesting dichotomous branching
BETA PHOTO: S Face of Windy Peak (center of photo)
Windy Peak at sunrise. March 2010
one of the many unfriendly plants on the approach
Pools on the summit of Windy Peak. March 2010
another spiny Windy Peak resident
The start of JS at the base of The South Face!!
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'.