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Wind Tower - S Face

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Wind Tower - S Face 


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Elevation: 5,500'
Location: 39.9314, -105.283 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This popular rock has some of the most frequently climbed routes in Eldorado Canyon on it. However, on its south face, you will find fewer companions since its vertical face and spartan protection options will deter all but the most ardent suitors.

Probably the most popular or traveled routes here include Metamorphosis, 5.9+ s, King's X, 5.11a s; Rainbow Wall, 5.13a.

Rainbow Wall was once a popular stop on the high-end climber's tour since it was Eldorado Canyon's first 5.13, freed by Bob Horan in 1984, and then flashed by Ben Moon in 1991. Today, climbing standards have long since passed this mark and the traffic has died down.

Some of the other serious routes on the south face include: Yellow Traverse, 5.9- vs; Disguise, 5.10b s/vs; The Blackjack, 5.10a s/vs and Scotch and Soda, 5.11b/c s will keep anyone's adrenaline pumping.

The low part of this wall does include some moderately popular bouldering and traversing.


Getting There 

The approach takes an arduous 5 min. from the parking lot. Take the bridge across S. Boulder Creek, then veer right. You are there.


19 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',4],['5.10',9],['5.11',1],['5.12',3],['5.13',1],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Wind Tower - S Face:
Futile Laments   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 170'   
The Metamorphosis   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   
Diffraction   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch   
King's X   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   
Scotch and Soda   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 150'   
The Lion   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b X     Trad, 1 pitch   
Rainbow Wall   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Trad, Sport   
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Rainbow Wall 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  CO : Eldorado Canyon SP : ... : Wind Tower - S Face
The Rainbow Wall starts on the bright yellow South face of the Wind Tower by scrambling up the third class ramp to the right of King's X. A good Friend can be placed before reaching out to clip a bolt that initiates the hand traverse. The traverse is bolt protected and largely on a rather decent edge, it's the foot work that is so tricky. A hard move on very crimpy edges leads into the traverse which is followed by several reasonable moves. A pseudo-rest arises just before the edge system turn...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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