Windy Peak Climber's Log

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Luke Underwood

Luke Underwood - Jul 27, 2020 9:12 am Date Climbed: Jul 24, 2020

Windy Peak Via Mountain Springs  Sucess!

Around 5 miles Round Trip from the Mountain Springs Trailhead off Highway 160. Mostly all Class 1 with a few Class 2 spots and a little exposure. I love the approach to the summit as it is lots of solid rock and extremely grippy!


WOLFrising - Apr 6, 2018 2:54 pm Date Climbed: Apr 6, 2018

Another cool example  Sucess!

of the limestone to sandstone/Keystone Thrust peaks. Did this one solo from Mountain Springs before work. Enter obligatory "it was/wasn't windy" joke here.


SawtoothSean - May 3, 2014 6:50 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2014

Wow!  Sucess!

Kick ass rock climb up south Face (Jubilant Song). Sustained cracks, offwidth, roof traverse, hanging belay, overhang moves, cacti on route and a true summit made this an amazing adventure!


RaymondShevsky - Dec 20, 2013 2:20 pm Date Climbed: Sep 25, 2010

From Mountain Springs  Sucess!

Combo with Mountain Springs Peak.


philadendron - Oct 20, 2013 3:12 pm Date Climbed: Oct 20, 2013

Easy via Mtn Springs  Sucess!

Nice hike with beautiful weather from Mountain Springs. Awesome views of Black Velvet. Saw a tarantula on the way down.


jdmorehouse - Mar 14, 2013 5:52 pm Date Climbed: Feb 23, 2013

One of three peaks  Sucess!

The third of three peaks (including Black Velvet), the wind was howling that day, so it lived up to its name.

LV Hiker

LV Hiker - Feb 25, 2012 6:51 pm Date Climbed: Feb 25, 2012

Tag  Sucess!

Went up with a local hiking group to tag the summit today. Nice hike. Beautiful day.


recast - Jun 19, 2011 5:35 pm Date Climbed: Nov 7, 2010

LVMC  Sucess!

Went up with a group from LVMC. Great weather that day and we saw some climbers on Jubilant Song on the way down.


lasvegaswraith - Apr 30, 2010 12:54 am Date Climbed: Apr 24, 2010

WINDY  Sucess!

Up and down standard Windy Canyon...another great Red Rock excursion.


Marmaduke - Apr 21, 2010 1:49 am Date Climbed: Apr 18, 2010

Wow, great peak!  Sucess!

Pretty tough climb and enjoyed the summit views. Was by myself for the entire time, one person was climbing the face on the south.

mojaverattler - Jul 18, 2009 9:37 pm Date Climbed: Jan 18, 2009

geocaching  Sucess!

Climbed the peak in search of a geocache. Found the ammo can with the log about 300 feet from the geocache.


plume - Mar 15, 2009 1:30 pm Date Climbed: Mar 9, 2009

Jub Song  Sucess!

A fine Joe Herbst line indeed.


ShinLV - Feb 6, 2009 11:47 am Date Climbed: Jan 31, 2009

Climbed with Meetup  Sucess!

Climbed with Meetup Hiking group lead by Branch Whitney.
Many scrambles, loose screes and bit exposure but nothing serious.
This hike was bit harder than I have expected. But it was very good hike.
Anyway, it was not Windy at all when we climbed.
Trip Report


jimegan - Feb 8, 2008 7:03 am Date Climbed: Jan 13, 2003

WINDY PK  Sucess!

Also: 12/11/11

East Face route 5/4/14 w/HS, PB, JKx2


MoapaPk - May 8, 2007 9:34 pm Date Climbed: Nov 23, 2003

east face and regular route  Sucess!

First time was up the east face, down a bizarre canyon with an immense dryfall. Have also taken the regular route with LVMC, and done the east face again.


redsplashman23 - Apr 29, 2007 7:49 pm Date Climbed: Apr 29, 2007

Nice Peak  Sucess!

Great Scrambling.

Anya Jingle

Anya Jingle - Mar 7, 2007 8:57 pm Date Climbed: Mar 1, 2007

Up via East Face, down via Standard Route  Sucess!

The East Face route has much more scrambling than the normal route, involves ridge traverse and offers some great views of Windy's North Face. It is not that easy to follow though.
The standard route is great for a quick and easy descent. A nice loop overall.
Photos are here: Windy Peak via East Face


rpc - Feb 23, 2007 9:17 pm Date Climbed: Jan 27, 2007

Too Roots  Sucess!

Diet Delight (Mar. 15, 2009). First 3 pitches were fun. Last pitch is very short (+scrambling). PITA descent for such a short route. Good beta here on SP by Dow. TR here.

Jubilant Song (Jan. 27, 2007). Shirley and I climbed this Herbst classic. Nice rotue but not that great IMHO. The only memorable pitch is the "5.5 traverse" under the roof....5.5 is one hell of a sandbag btw. My gimp foot was bothering me a lot on the slabby pitches.

Matthew Holliman

Matthew Holliman - Dec 1, 2006 5:38 am Date Climbed: Oct 16, 2006

Windy Canyon  Sucess!

Worked at an Internet cafe in Vegas during the morning, then headed out here for a short hike in the afternoon before flying up to OR for work. Fantastic hike with some excellent scrambling. Highly recommended (and I highly recommend to follow Courtney's class 3 variation on the hike up, too--much better than the trail).

Pay attention to the directions on here--the scramble up to the summit is really easy (little more than class 2), but class 4-5 terrain magically appears out of nowhere on the way down. There are some misleading cairns on the way down, so pay close attention to the way you come up. :-)


brianhughes - Jan 4, 2006 6:59 pm

Route Climbed: Windy Canyon Date Climbed: January 2nd, 2006  Sucess!

Highly recommend this peak. Saw a bunch of desert sheep on the way up - even got some video footage of them. DO NOT descend the rocky canyon immediately below the ramp without a rope. There's a 50+ foot vertical drop at the canyon mouth. You'll have to climb back up and out, with a couple of seriously badass boulders blocking the narrow canyon bottom. Even worse in a driving rainstorm and near darkness, but I finally found that one elusive handhold I needed to get out. The closest I've been to a SAR statistic in recent memory. Guess you're never too old to be stupid.

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