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Elevation: 13,600 ft
GPS: 40.2492, -105.61863
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Sep 8, 2006 · Updates
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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.

Per Dakota from North Dakota: the towers from Long's Peak to Pagoda Peak are known as: Light Tower, The Dark Tower, Wind Chill Tower, Mr. Stubbs, Mrs. Stubbs, Jackpot Tower, Sievers' Tower.

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

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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Keyboard of the Winds

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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
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Southwest Ridge
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Southwest Ridge
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad, Alpine
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