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Elevation: 5,500 ft 1,676 m
GPS: 39.9314, -105.283
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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.

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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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 17
Futile Laments
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 122
Diffraction
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 172
The Metamorphosis
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Disguise
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5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 8
Ur-Ine Trouble
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5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 101
King's X
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 15
Scotch and Soda
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5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b X
 21
The Lion
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5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c
 23
Rainbow Wall
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Futile Laments
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad
Diffraction
 122
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
The Metamorphosis
 172
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Disguise
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Ur-Ine Trouble
 8
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Trad
King's X
 101
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 2 pitches
Scotch and Soda
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad
The Lion
 21
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b X Trad
Rainbow Wall
 23
5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Trad, Sport
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