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Description

Nurd Rock is one of the larger chunks of stone in the Windy Point area. It was mostly developed in the early to mid-eighties when the classic Desire went up by Stieger. What is most striking about Nurd Rock is not only the lines that are developed, but the expanses of perfect rock that are not developed. At its highest, Nurd Rock has 200 feet of perfect, east facing, Windy Point stone. Most visit Nurd Rock to climb Desire -but not that many- due to its unforgiving first clip and old school flavor.

Getting There

There are many ways to get to Nurd Rock from Windy Point parking areas. From the Rupley routes, continue south past Trilevel Spire to the next large formation (Nurd Rock). From Hunchback Pinnacle, head down the drainage for 5 minutes and contour around to the left of Nurd Rock to get to its base. The fire has made both approaches quite loose.

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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
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Christian
Casa do Cacete
Christian   Casa do Cacete
NURD = Notable Unidentified Rock Discovery Nov 18, 2007
Andy Bennett
Tucson, AZ
Andy Bennett   Tucson, AZ
NURD Rock is a comparatively massive hunk of stone sporting several classic traditional Lemmon test pieces not to be missed by the local aficionado. While seemingly remote and difficult to locate, approach is actually quite easy. Take the gully directly below Steve's Arete on Hunchback Pinnacle straight down, skirting a steep slab on it's left side via oak-tunnel, and you'll arrive behind the top of the wall. This gully deposits you more or less directly behind and ~10' underneath the top anchors of Desire; you can rap to the base from here. Alternatively, you can leave the gully a bit before it meets NURD and head left and down to the base, or you can approach by side-sloping over from the base of Tri-Level Spire. Jan 19, 2019