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South Face  


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Location: 36.0192, -115.47011 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: John Peterson on Mar 24, 2004
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Description 

A south facing crag with a variety of routes from 5.7 - 5.9. Climbs are about 5 pitches or so.


Getting There 

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.


Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',6],['5.10',2],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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 South Face:
Jubilant Song   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
Joanne of Arch   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches   
Hot Fudge Thursday   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 650'   
Western Swing   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 8 pitches, 800'   
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Crocodile Rock on the south face of Windy Peak

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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more Windy Peak summit porn
more Windy Peak summit porn
Windy Peak South Face
BETA PHOTO: Windy Peak South Face
Windy Peak, looking up from the base of Jubilant Song. March 2010
Windy Peak, looking up from the base of Jubilant S...
South Face, Windy Peak in the afternoon.
South Face, Windy Peak in the afternoon.
another spiny Windy Peak resident
another spiny Windy Peak resident
Very prolific prickly pear cactus on the approach.
Very prolific prickly pear cactus on the approach.
looking toward the Calico Hills
looking toward the Calico Hills
Playing around in the Football Field on our way to climb Windy Corner. Jonny positioned there for scale, really! Note the handsome Windy Peak behind him, and the huge orange roof of Jubilant Songs classic Pitch 4 "Under The Roof Traverse!" <br />
Playing around in the Football Field on our way to...
Gnarled old snag on the summit of Windy Peak. March 2010
Gnarled old snag on the summit of Windy Peak. Marc...
Beautiful views await you climbing routes on Windy Peak! (Looking southeast) <br /> <br /> <br />Taken from the final pitch of Jubilant Song, and Windy Corner 11/25/09
Beautiful views await you climbing routes on Windy...
 A nice view looking south towards Mt. Potosi from high up on Windy Peak. <br /> <br />Taken 11/25/09
A nice view looking south towards Mt. Potosi from...
interesting dichotomous branching
interesting dichotomous branching
S Face of Windy Peak (center of photo)
BETA PHOTO: S Face of Windy Peak (center of photo)
yet another summit shot
yet another summit shot
approach
approach
Windy Peak at sunrise. March 2010
Windy Peak at sunrise. March 2010
one of the many unfriendly plants on the approach
one of the many unfriendly plants on the approach
Pools on the summit of Windy Peak. March 2010
Pools on the summit of Windy Peak. March 2010
perfect summit lighting
perfect summit lighting
Windy Peak.
Windy Peak.

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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'.