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Keyboard of the Winds Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 13,600'
Location: 40.2492, -105.61863 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Sep 8, 2006  with updates from Dakota from North Dakota
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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.

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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Weather station 5.7 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Keyboard of the Winds

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Keyboard of the Winds:
Southwest Ridge   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, Alpine, Grade II   
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Featured Route For Keyboard of the Winds
Rock Climbing Photo: Jackpot and Sievers' Towers.

Forgotten Arete 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  Colorado : Alpine Rock : ... : Keyboard of the Winds
This is a fun easy romp up the aesthetic arete of Jackpot Tower. We didn't rope up for the FA, so the pitch lengths are a rough estimate.APPROACH :Take the Glacier Gorge trail to Green Lake, and hike up the grueling North Gully between the Keyboard of the Winds and Pagoda Mountain. After reaching the base of Sievers' Tower, hike East across the base of the Keyboards until reaching tower 7, Jackpot Tower.P1. From the base of the tower, an obvious, slabby chimney splits up th...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Keyboard of the Winds from the base of Spearhe...
The Keyboard of the Winds from the base of Spearhe...
Rock Climbing Photo: Late afternoon light graces The Keyboard of the Wi...
Late afternoon light graces The Keyboard of the Wi...
Rock Climbing Photo: Keyboard of the Winds.
Keyboard of the Winds.
Rock Climbing Photo: Another shot of the Keyboards a bit closer.
Another shot of the Keyboards a bit closer.
Rock Climbing Photo: Longs Peak and The Keyboard of the Winds as seen f...
Longs Peak and The Keyboard of the Winds as seen f...

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