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South Face Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.0192, -115.47011 View Map  Incorrect?
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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 Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',6],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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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Featured Route For South Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Crocodile Rock on the south face of Windy Peak

Crocodile Rock 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  NV : Red Rock : ... : South Face
Start about 80 feet left of Windy Corner. Face climb up and right, passing to the right of a bush, to a small left-facing corner in the clean white rock. Pitch 2 starts by climbing up to the small roof, then move left and cross the roof (5.9) onto the varnished rock above. Easier rock leads to a belay stance. Continue up the dramatically corrugated buttress (rough, like a crocodile's back!) for about 200 feet to a belay position near Windy Corner. Climb up about 40 feet and join Windy Corne...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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

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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'.

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