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Windy Point Rock Climbing 


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Submitted By: Jon Lauters on Jan 7, 2008
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Description 

Furthest up-river crag. Largest concentration of "hard" routes.

Getting There 

Access this from the trail that goes along the top of the cliffs(or by canoe!). From left of Wild Iowa wall or up the mud gully under Flash, take the trail that goes to the top of the cliffs. Follow this trail for about 15-20 minutes while, along the top of the ridge. Follow the trail as it winds down to the bottom of the climbs at Windy Point..

Climbing Season

For the Pictured Rocks area.

Weather station 6.9 miles from here

8 Total Climbing Routes

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Windy Point:
Hollywood on a Buck O' Five   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   
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Featured Route For Windy Point
Rock Climbing Photo: on belay

Hollywood on a Buck O' Five 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  IA : Pictured Rocks : Windy Point
Around the corner is a lone vertical to slightly overhanging route. Climb the chossy bottom section to a ledge, past this the climbing is very high quality. May be the best 5.9 at Pictured....[more]   Browse More Classics in IA

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By GumbyGumbyGumby
May 16, 2016
I recommend wearing a helmet when at the base of this wall when/if anyone is climbing a route. It seems to be the most chossy at PR. On top of that, I and others almost got sent to the hospital as several decent sized chunks of rock fell from Lesbian Knife Fight and nearly missed my head by inches it seemed. I have also seen large rocks fall off of Datura.
By Mees
From: Iowa
May 18, 2016
not sure about most chossy but there is some loose rock on the wall for sure. What did you break off. The clipping jug above the bottom crux has been getting smaller for years. Did that get smaller?
By GumbyGumbyGumby
May 20, 2016
I am not sure what holds were broken, but there were several.. I have/did not get on the line myself but I do not think it was a clipping hold since the climbers repeated it a couple more times afterward? The holds came from the second upper half of the climb after pulling the bulge.

They were about grapefruit size and a couple small golf ball size foot holds it seemed.

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