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Routes in Keyboard of the Winds

Cold Blooded Boys T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Forgotten Arete T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Forgotten Left Prow T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Glissando Link-up, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Key of Free T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Quien Sabe Arete T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Southwest Ridge T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Elevation: 13,600 ft
GPS: 40.249, -105.619 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Leo Paik on Sep 8, 2006 with updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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.
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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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Keyboard of the Winds

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5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Southwest Ridge
Trad, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Southwest Ridge 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad, Alpine
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