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',33],['2 Stars',72],['1 Star',40],['Bomb',1]
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Arizona Flyways 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a AZ
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Looking for mid 11 sport? This is one of the best ones to do and has been a good project for many climbers in the past. Face climb edges through several bolts to thin crack w/ small flats and up a few more bolts to a slightly more vertical section where it is possible to rest. Up and left on a couple of larger holds, decide whether to go straight up or cut left around corner and up to ledge (anchors)....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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