Start 10ft to the right of "Hugh's Banner" on the left hand wall at the entrance to the "Diet Delight" descent gully. Climb the vertical crack (just right of a broken chimney) via large wacky holes to an arete at 30ft. Continue up the bold gearless arete and finish on the bulging gearless rippled slab just to the right of "Hugh's Banner. Finish at the "Blockade Runner" rap slings. Descend as for "Blockade Runner".
East face of Windy Peak.
Start 10ft right of "Hugh's Banner".
escend as for "Blockade Runner".
Medium nuts and cams. No bolts. Rap slings at top.
BETA PHOTO: first ascent of boobs, bikes and beer, windy peak ...
From: Sacramento, CA
May 8, 2007
How long is the approach to this place (if you drive a 2-wheel drive)?
|By Mick Cooke|
May 12, 2007
From the nearest parking area next to route 160, it will take just over an hour to walk to Windy Peak. If you have a 4 x 4 it's possible to drive down some tracks to a closer parking area. It's a worthwhile walk-in though, as there's some quality climbing to be had - Jackass Flats, Diet Delight and Blockade Runner etc. Having climbed these classics, Penny Farthing and myself had the time to do the first ascents of "Hugh's Banner" and "Boobs, Bikes & Beer". A grand day out!
|By Thomas Beck|
From: Las Vegas, Nevada
Mar 17, 2010
I believe you could get a 2 wheel drive in there right now. The BLM has opened an access off the 160 about 1 mile further towards Pahrump This is a more direct route. Requires driving up a sandy wash.
|By Mick Cooke|
Aug 11, 2010
Great news about the improved access Thomas. Many thanks.