Elevation: 13,600 ft
GPS: 40.249, -105.619 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 18,015 total · 104/month
Shared By: Leo Paik on Sep 8, 2006 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closures Details

Description

This is an amazing area along the SW ridge of Long's Peak that connects with Pagoda Peak. I've been told that prior to 1994, no one had climbed here. It took a quick ascent up Pagoda's N Face & clear skies to inspire exploration here. From Glacier Gorge, this area draws your eye as you droll & dream of a traverse along Chief's Head, Pagoda, Keyboard of the Winds, Long's Peak, & back down. This area lies downhill from The Palisades.

There are towers named: The Dark Tower, Mr. Stubbs, Mrs. Stubbs, Jackpot Tower, Sievers' Tower. 2 towers to the left of The Dark Tower may have names.

Some routes here include: Stubbs Fight Back, 5.11a; Picking Plums, 5.10c.

Getting There

Most seem to approach this hump from Glacier Gorge, past Black Lake, 5mi, to Green Lake, and then up towards the col between Pagoda Peak & Long's Peak. Expect a workout for the average climbing bum...which of course will keep the crowds down.

8 Total Climbs

Route Finder - Best Climbs for YOU!

Location: Keyboard of the Winds Change
Type:  to 
Quality:
Pitches:
Sort by:   then:
 

Classic Climbing Routes at Keyboard of the Winds

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 7
Southwest Ridge
Trad, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southwest Ridge
 7
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine
More Classic Climbs in Keyboard of the Winds »

Sun & Shade

Weather Averages

High
 
Low
 
Precip
 
Days w Precip
 
Prime Climbing Season
J F M A M J J A S O N D
J F M A M J J A S O N D

Photos

0 Comments