First time with ropes on rock in a long time, about 9 months! The approach took a long time. We stayed in the gully too long instead of following the faint trail up the toe of Windy Peak. Then to waste even more time, I started too far left and climbed a full pitch to a ledge before I spotted the anchor out of reach. So I downclimbed and then re-started the route at about 1pm. We topped out at 5pm in high winds. Overall, the route climbed well as I reaccustomed myself to RR sandstone.
First time I had climbed it in three years (with Jason W.). That 2nd pitch is really spectacular featured face climbing by Red Rocks standards. Still thoroughly enjoyed leading it again. The last move on the 6th pitch before the exit chimney is quite fun as well. Good route, better than Jubilant Song in my opinion.
David (Gunks Guide) and I took on perhaps one of the windiest days in Red Rocks to climb Windy Peak routes for two days. Leave it to a Canadian Rockies and Gunks climber to think that made any sense. Actually got in 3 routes and had a super time. The elements always make it more interesting. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas in style! No shortage of Mrs. Santa Clauses.
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