3 - Windy Point East Rock Climbing
1989...JB on Three Piece Route (5.12-) at Windy Po...
According to Squeezing the Lemmon II, "this short section of the highway is from milepost 13.6 to 13.8 (edited) and has the greatest concentration of climbs anywhere on the mountain". Most of the cliffs found here are east-facing, but there are exceptions, so comfortable microclimates can be found in all but the hottest times of the year.
Windy Point is a vista/overlook spot where one can see the entire Tucson valley, making it a popular stop for tourists. Parking and bathrooms can be found here, as well as a plethora of high quality climbing routes.
Most of the climbs can be best accessed by parking in the large lot at Windy Point, or in one of the pullouts just downhill from Windy Point proper. See individual crag descriptions for best approach.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
156 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',34],['2 Stars',71],['1 Star',40],['Bomb',1]
Classic Climbing Routes in 3 - Windy Point East
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Honker 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Big Pine Towers - East Face
One of Mt. Lemmons best and has some of the most solid rock you will find on the mountain. Look for the route with the huge looped stainless bolts. The first ascent party skipped the boulder start by climbing the tree. Now days most people just stick clip the first bolt and yard up or do the hard start and add a letter grade to the difficulty. A few crack climbing skills can help early on (but not required) then the technical crux sequence comes. Get through that and hope your endurance is up ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Hitchcock Pinnacle just before reaching Windy Poin...
The best place to watch the sun set
Mount Lemmon Hwy and Tucson beyond, Mt. Lemmon