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Description

This popular rock has some of the most frequently climbed routes in Eldorado Canyon on it. However, on its south face, you will find fewer companions since its vertical face and spartan protection options will deter all but the most ardent suitors.

Probably the most popular or traveled routes here include Metamorphosis, 5.9+ s, King's X, 5.11a s; Rainbow Wall, 5.13a.

Rainbow Wall was once a popular stop on the high-end climber's tour since it was Eldorado Canyon's first 5.13, freed by Bob Horan in 1984, and then flashed by Ben Moon in 1991. Today, climbing standards have long since passed this mark and the traffic has died down.

Some of the other serious routes on the south face include: Yellow Traverse, 5.9- vs; Disguise, 5.10b s/vs; The Blackjack, 5.10a s/vs and Scotch and Soda, 5.11b/c s will keep anyone's adrenaline pumping.

The low part of this wall does include some moderately popular bouldering and traversing.

Getting There

The approach takes an arduous 5 min. from the parking lot. Take the bridge across S. Boulder Creek, then veer right. You are there.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Wind Tower - S Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R
 9
SE Chimney
Trad 4 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 81
Diffraction
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 124
The Metamorphosis
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 79
King's X
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 11
Scotch and Soda
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b X
 13
The Lion
Trad
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 15
Rainbow Wall
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
SE Chimney
 9
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R Trad 4 pitches
Diffraction
 81
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Metamorphosis
 124
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
King's X
 79
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Scotch and Soda
 11
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad
The Lion
 13
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b X Trad
Rainbow Wall
 15
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Trad, Sport
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