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Window Rock is located between Lumpy Ridge and US Highway 34 near Estes Park. This is a relatively low traffic area with probably only a handful of visits each year. The rock is standard Lumpy quality granite and the routes are mostly one pitch.
Park near the intersection of US Highway 34 Bypass and the US Highway 34 Business routes. The Estes street names are Wonderview and Elkhorn. Hike north across the road to the prominent spine of rock just east of the dome shaped Castle Rock. Depending on your approach, it is possible to cross private property. You will notice that you cross the NPS boundary about halfway up.
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The Window Rock holds an excellent aid line up the overhanging north face. This is a strenuous route that will work your core muscles! The rock is good quality and the fall is clean. Chances are good that you'll have the rock, and the whole ridge for that matter, to yourself. The seam on the upper wall is accessed by a traverse from the northwest arete of the rock. Free climbing up to the beginning of the leftward traverse is possible. Traverse left on aid until you intersect a right angli...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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