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South Face Rock Climbing 


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Location: 36.0192, -115.47011 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: South Face of Windy Peak

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Description 

A south facing crag with a variety of routes from 5.7 - 5.9. Climbs are about 5 pitches or so.


Getting There 

Directions are found in the Windy Canyon description. The descent is easy by Red Rocks standards - follow cairns off the back of the rock to a gully. Follow this down a short ways, looking for a small saddle on the left. Cut over to this saddle and then down ledges to the base of the face.


Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',6],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for South Face:
Jubilant Song   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
Hot Fudge Thursday   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 650'   
Joanne of Arch   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches   
Western Swing   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
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Featured Route For South Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Maurice Horn starting the second pitch, Joanne of ...

Joanne of Arch 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Nevada : Red Rock : ... : South Face
Approach as for other climbs on Windy Peak, except after you gain the main terrace cut across the drainage low and cross to east side of the base of Windy Peak. Look for the awesome arch the climb ascends the right side and goes through the center. There is an exposed 4th class pitch of 150' to the base of the climb - although in a second attempt I led a direct line up to the base of the route and it went at 5.5. Pitch 1 (5.7) - ascend a nice crack to a roof, escape to the right and into an alco...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

Photos of South Face Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: yet another summit shot
yet another summit shot
Rock Climbing Photo: more Windy Peak summit porn
more Windy Peak summit porn
Rock Climbing Photo: interesting dichotomous branching
interesting dichotomous branching
Rock Climbing Photo: another spiny Windy Peak resident
another spiny Windy Peak resident
Rock Climbing Photo: perfect summit lighting
perfect summit lighting
Rock Climbing Photo: Windy Peak South Face
BETA PHOTO: Windy Peak South Face
Rock Climbing Photo: S face
S face
Rock Climbing Photo: S Face of Windy Peak (center of photo)
BETA PHOTO: S Face of Windy Peak (center of photo)
Rock Climbing Photo:  A nice view looking south towards Mt. Potosi from...
A nice view looking south towards Mt. Potosi from...
Rock Climbing Photo: Beautiful views await you climbing routes on Windy...
Beautiful views await you climbing routes on Windy...
Rock Climbing Photo: Playing around in the Football Field on our way to...
Playing around in the Football Field on our way to...
Rock Climbing Photo: Very prolific prickly pear cactus on the approach.
Very prolific prickly pear cactus on the approach.
Rock Climbing Photo: South Face, Windy Peak in the afternoon.
South Face, Windy Peak in the afternoon.
Rock Climbing Photo: looking toward the Calico Hills
looking toward the Calico Hills
Rock Climbing Photo: Windy Peak.
Windy Peak.
Rock Climbing Photo: approach
approach
Rock Climbing Photo: The start of JS at the base of The South Face!!
The start of JS at the base of The South Face!!
Rock Climbing Photo: one of the many unfriendly plants on the approach
one of the many unfriendly plants on the approach

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By George Bell
From: Boulder, CO
Apr 22, 2009
Windy Peak summit is 6246'. Vertical gain from the parking area to the summit is about 2000'.

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