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Wind Tower - S Face

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Balls of Fire T 
Beluga T 
Blackjack T 
Diffraction T 
Disguise T 
Futile Laments T 
King's X T 
Lion, The T 
Lower Triagonal T 
Metamorphosis, The T 
Muscle Up, The T 
Punter, The T 
Rainbow Wall T,S 
Scotch and Soda T 
SE Chimney T 
Sheer Terror T 
Uplift, The T 
Ur-Ine Trouble T 
Yellow Traverse, The T 

Wind Tower - S Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,500'
Location: 39.9314, -105.283 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 20, 2006

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This popular rock has some of the most frequently climbed routes in Eldorado Canyon on it. However, on its south face, you will find fewer companions since its vertical face and spartan protection options will deter all but the most ardent suitors.

Probably the most popular or traveled routes here include Metamorphosis, 5.9+ s, King's X, 5.11a s; Rainbow Wall, 5.13a.

Rainbow Wall was once a popular stop on the high-end climber's tour since it was Eldorado Canyon's first 5.13, freed by Bob Horan in 1984, and then flashed by Ben Moon in 1991. Today, climbing standards have long since passed this mark and the traffic has died down.

Some of the other serious routes on the south face include: Yellow Traverse, 5.9- vs; Disguise, 5.10b s/vs; The Blackjack, 5.10a s/vs and Scotch and Soda, 5.11b/c s will keep anyone's adrenaline pumping.

The low part of this wall does include some moderately popular bouldering and traversing.

Getting There 

The approach takes an arduous 5 min. from the parking lot. Take the bridge across S. Boulder Creek, then veer right. You are there.

Climbing Season

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19 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Wind Tower - S Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Wind Tower - S Face:
SE Chimney   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a R     Trad, 4 pitches   
The Metamorphosis   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Diffraction   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
The Punter   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
King's X   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Scotch and Soda   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
The Lion   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b X     Trad, 1 pitch   
Rainbow Wall   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, Sport   
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The Metamorphosis 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  Colorado : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - S Face
This is a total classic. Do either The Yellow Traverse or Diffraction to lead into this climb.The climb begins in a right-facing dihedral halfway up the south face of the Wind Tower. Place pro, then pull left out of this dihedral onto a face with some left-trending jugs, crank onto these jugs (poorly protected .8) and up to two bolts. From the bolts, begin a rightward, rising traverse on flakes and jugs. The crux comes at a pull past a small, A-shaped flake with little in the way of feet. This move is...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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