Wind Tower Slab
5.9 YDS 5c French 17 Ewbanks VI UIAA 17 ZA HVS 5a British X
Avg: 2 from 35 votes
|Type:||Trad, TR, 105 ft (32 m)|
|FA:||TR: Russ Kirkpatrick, George Meyers, 1970. First lead: Jim Erickson, 1972|
|Page Views:||1,544 total · 6/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Dawson on Sep 3, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC|
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Continental Divide Overlook, is closed effective immediately.
This includes the Continental Crag climbing area.
These areas are closed to all activities, including rock climbing and hiking, through July 15 or until further notice, to protect nesting golden eagles on the south side of the canyon.
Golden Eagles are protected by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service under authority of the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act. A conviction of nest disturbance can carry a fine up to $5,000 and one year imprisonment.
See the map in the photo section for terrain closure.
Previous years: per Dustin Bergman, CO State Parks Officer #770, ECSP:
Seasonal Raptor Closures
Check Park site for current closures:
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Double check prior to venturing there. Thanks!
Wind Tower Slab is located on the face to the right of the first pitch of Calypso. Start with the 5.8 face move direct start to Calypso. Once you reach the top of the boulder, move mostly straight up averaging about 15 feet or so to the right of Calypso. Near the top of the pitch, pull over a small overlap (cruxy). Most often a toprope from the Calypso anchors. I soloed it onsight, so I can't give exact beta on potential gear. It is better to run a TR first if unsure about it. This has a nice, thin face and a couple of fun moves. It gets one star for rock quality and some good movements but almost feels a little contrived. One could easily move a short ways to the right and climb the groove of Boulder Direct (5.0). This may be possible a little easy for the grade, but given the state of the pro, we'll leave that be.