Windward Wall Rock Climbing
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A hidden area with clean steep faces. These areas consist of a few easier trad climbs along with some harder mixed climbs. Consists of two different levels, Science Friction being the upper wall and Windward wall being the lower wall.
Windward Wall: L to R
The Lee Side 5.8+
Blender Head 5.7+
Leftist Tendoncies 5.9
Storm Warning 5.11d
Good Clean Fun 5.11a
The Windward Passage 5.9+
Sea Breeze 5.9
Follow the ridge first south then west until you reach the cliffband. You'll pass several don't disturb boundary marker signs on the way. You'll see 4 distinct walls as you look down from the cliff band - you're aiming for the second to southernmost. That's Science Friction. Locate a pair of rap anchors (tough to spot) at the top of that wall and do a 150' rappel down A Face Odyssey to the base of Science Friction Wall. There is a huge bolt halfway down which you might be able to stop and do a second rappel if needed.
Once at the base of Science Friction Wall, Scramble uphill North through woods to the base of Pub Draught Guinness. Head west to the top of Windward Wall and rappel Good Clean Fun in 1 double rope rappel or 2 single rope rappels to the base of the crag. You can also rap Storm Warning with two single rope rappels.
Mick's Sandia guide also mentions that it is possible to approach by hiking down the La Luz to The Fin, hike up talus opposite the Fin, the scramble east to the base of Windward Wall.
Classic Climbing Routes at Windward Wall
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