BETA PHOTO: South Face of Windy Peak
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A south facing crag with a variety of routes from 5.7 - 5.9. Climbs are about 5 pitches or so.
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.
Weather station 4.6 miles from here
12 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Crocodile Rock 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NV
: Red Rock
: ... : South Face
Start about 80 feet left of Windy Corner. Face climb up and right, passing to the right of a bush, to a small left-facing corner in the clean white rock. Pitch 2 starts by climbing up to the small roof, then move left and cross the roof (5.9) onto the varnished rock above. Easier rock leads to a belay stance. Continue up the dramatically corrugated buttress (rough, like a crocodile's back!) for about 200 feet to a belay position near Windy Corner. Climb up about 40 feet and join Windy Corne...[more] Browse More Classics in NV
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BETA PHOTO: S Face of Windy Peak (center of photo)
Windy Peak at sunrise. March 2010
one of the many unfriendly plants on the approach
Pools on the summit of Windy Peak. March 2010
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'.