Elevation: 5,899 ft
GPS: 39.932, -105.283 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 140,247 total · 615/month
Shared By: Tony B on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
Access Issue: Seasonal Closures Details

Description

This popular rock can be divided in character into its south and southwest face. The SW face has some of the most frequently climbed routes in Eldorado Canyon and is probably the best area in Eldorado Canyon for those seeking lower end difficulty climbing. The rock is stellar for the first two pitches of climbs on this face. Above this the rock has seen less traffic and still has loose rock for the unsuspecting climber.

Famous climbers have been climbing this rock since the early 1950s. On occasion, you may find yourself face-to-face with a legendary climber soloing on by you as enjoy this rock.

Ultra-classics such as Calypso, 5.6 and Wind Ridge, 5.6 are great for beginners but often have long queues, please be patient. Pitch 3 of Wind Ridge has one of the most interesting roofs in all of Eldorado Canyon. Other good lines include Breezy, 5.4; The Bomb, 5.4; Boulder Direct, 5.5; the irascible Tigger, 5.5; Recon, 5.6; Reggae, 5.8; Wind Tower Slab, 5.9 TR; the slippery Tagger, 5.10b/c; and the impressive Salvation, 5.12a/b s.

Note, that according to Park statistics, Calypso is one of the most hazardous routes in the park, so protect it well.

Getting There

The approach takes an arduous 5 min. from the parking lot. Take the bridge across S. Boulder Creek, then take the marked path up to the wall. Please stay on the path since it is well built to minimize erosion and rock slide.

32 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wind Tower - SW Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 318
The Bomb
Trad, TR 2 pitches
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 318
Breezy
Trad 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 892
Calypso
Trad 3 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 259
Tigger
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 930
Wind Ridge
Trad 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 272
West Overhang
Trad 2 pitches
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c
 47
Lemmings
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 505
Reggae
Trad 2 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 40
Tigger Plus
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 126
Calypso Direct
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 53
Calypso Direct Start
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13
 48
Across The River From Butt Hair
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R
 9
I Did It My Way
Trad, TR
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 19
Rastaman Roof
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 373
Tagger
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Bomb
 318
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, TR 2 pitches
Breezy
 318
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad 2 pitches
Calypso
 892
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Tigger
 259
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Wind Ridge
 930
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
West Overhang
 272
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Lemmings
 47
5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Reggae
 505
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Tigger Plus
 40
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Calypso Direct
 126
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Calypso Direct Start
 53
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Across The River From Butt…
 48
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
I Did It My Way
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R Trad, TR
Rastaman Roof
 19
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Tagger
 373
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
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