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Windy Point Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 1,475'
Location: 48.9058, -119.4203 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

The highest point visible from the parking area; best approached from the upper N. Canyon (Frog Pond) trail, a little more than a 10 minute hike. Turn left at a sheep trail just before the entrance to N. Canyon and skirt west under the south face.

Windy Point is remarkable in that it is bigger and better than it looks, and windier up on top (giving it an alpine feel)! The rock looks like granite, and is of excellent quality in large sections of the cliff.

A single 60m rope descent is possible from the top via The Direct Route. A safe walk-off is possible to the north of the summit down the NW and West side, back to the base (avoid the juniper filler ramp which ends in a cliff, follow cairns further north), or to the NE of Sleeping Turtle Rock into the North Canyon.

Be careful of rattlesnakes on the lower south and west talus slopes (there are at least two dens here).

Getting There 

Windy Point - The highest point visible from the parking area; best approached from the upper N. Canyon (Frog Pond) trail, a little more than a 10 minute hike. Turn left at a sheep trail just before the entrance to N. Canyon and skirt west under the south face

Climbing Season

For the Okanogan area.

Weather station 1.0 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',3],['5.10',6],['5.11',1],['5.12',1],['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]


Featured Route For Windy Point
Rock Climbing Photo: Climber near the start of "No Exit"

No Exit 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Washington : Okanogan : ... : South Side
NO EXIT 5.11b *** 80'’ F (8b)Starting left of the lower corner on the left side of the south face, climb a steep direct line to a 2 ring anchor hanging belay about 20'’ below the edge of the west ridge - sustained, interesting and excellent climbing throughout...[more]   Browse More Classics in Washington

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Rock Climbing Photo: Windy Point from lower trail #100
Windy Point from lower trail #100
Rock Climbing Photo: View west from half way up the South face of Windy...
View west from half way up the South face of Windy...
Rock Climbing Photo: Windy Point from the SE
Windy Point from the SE

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