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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Joanne of Arch 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a NV
: 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 NV
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Windy Peak at sunrise. March 2010
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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'.