Windy Canyon Bouldering Climbing
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DescriptionThe boulder fields on the east and south sides of Windy Peak are filled with varnished sandstone, which makes for high quality bouldering. The slightly more involved approach makes for a very secluded area.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
Getting ThereFrom the intersection of SR 159 and SR160, drive 5.7 miles west on SR160, cross a cattle guard on the right onto a dirt road. 0.7 miles from the cattle guard, the road makes a sharp right, turning northwest. At 1.7 miles from the cattle guard, there is a parking pullout on the left. The road is marked with BLM fiberglass signs. A trail leads from the pullout, which brings one to the Warm Up Boulder after about a 20 minute hike.
Classic Climbing Routes at Windy Canyon Bouldering
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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