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Action by Knight T 
Aid Crack, The T 
Back in the Saddle T 
Black and White Crack T 
Blockade Runner T 
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Diet Delight T 
Free Crack, The T 
Hugh's Banner T 
Jackass Flats T 
Of Mice And Men T 
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East Face Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Windy Peak East Face Left Side Yellow: Free Crack ...

RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. MORE INFO >>>


Trad routes 1-4 pitches long.

Getting There 

Follow the usual road to Black Velvet, but turn left at the Windy Peak fork. Drive until you find a good turnout beneath the east face and go up the steep hillside.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.6 miles from here

11 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Face:
Jackass Flats   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 300'   
Blockade Runner   5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Diet Delight   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For East Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Jonny, My Blockade Runner.  Taken 10/24/07

Blockade Runner 5.8- 5b 16 VI- 14 VS 4c PG13  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : East Face
A fun trip up hollow rock, with aesthetics typical of beautiful varnished Red Rock sandstone. Might be pg13 or R; I got plenty of gear but recall some gongy thin flakes that flexed quite a bit and were the best spots available for pro. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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Rock Climbing Photo: Windy Peak East Face close-up
BETA PHOTO: Windy Peak East Face close-up
Rock Climbing Photo: Leaving the parking area.
Leaving the parking area.
Rock Climbing Photo: Windy Peak East Face
BETA PHOTO: Windy Peak East Face

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By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 15, 2009
How long is the approach to this crag? The Handren guide I think says 30 minutes. Is that accurate?

Do you start from the same place as for climbs on Windy Peak (S Face)?
By John Hegyes
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 15, 2009
30 minutes is accurate if you're a fast uphill hiker, 45 minutes might be more likely... Park in the same locale as if you're going up to the South Face.
By Ben Townsend
Nov 6, 2016
As noted in the Handren guide, rappelling The Lovely Bones makes for a pretty pleasant descent for routes in the vicinity of Diet Delight. Three raps with a single 70m rope; watch the rope ends! The top anchor is a bit hard to find, but we built a cairn on the ledge above that should make it a bit easier.

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