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4 - Windy Point West  


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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 32.36837, -110.71715 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This area covers routes found on the ridge extending southwest from the Windy Point parking area. The two exceptions to this are Iranian Wall and Czech Wall. These are backcountry crags and not a part of Windy Point West per se; they are included here because these crags are traditionally accessed via Windy Point West.

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.

If you are looking for a very high concentration of easily accessible three and four star routes, then Windy Point West may fit the bill. This area is also home to Beaver Wall which boasts most of the hardest routes on the mountain. A great diversity of trad, sport and mixed climbs can be found here making it a popular destination for climbers at all skill levels.

Getting There 

Park at Windy Point parking area. Cross the highway and hike past the restrooms. Beaver Wall is down and to your left. To access other crags, hike down the ridge a few minutes before dropping down the west side.

See individual crags for detailed access information.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.3 miles from here

118 Total Routes

['4 Stars',11],['3 Stars',33],['2 Stars',40],['1 Star',31],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',6],['5.8',11],['5.9',11],['5.10',33],['5.11',25],['5.12',15],['5.13',13],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',1],['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 4 - Windy Point West:
Slippery When Wet   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   North Fin
Agatha Christie (Direct)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   North Fin
Rich and Dave Route   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   Mean Mistreater Wall
Stems and Seeds   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Beaver Wall
Ego Donor   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Swim Fin
Old Man   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   South Fin
Nang   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   North Fin
Question of Balance   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches   Faded Rock
Chicken Co-op   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 50'   South Fin
Mean Mistreater   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 170'   Mean Mistreater Wall
Histoplasmosis   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   North Fin
Air Monsters   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   North Fin
Golden Beaver   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Beaver Wall
Poplar Mechanics   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Sport, 50'   Beaver Wall
Pucker Up   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 80'   The Gallery
Golden Beaver Left   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Trad, 60'   Beaver Wall
Lessons In Yorkshire   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 50'   Beaver Wall
Rage to Live   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Beaver Wall
Trapezoid    5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Sport, 70'   Beaver Wall
Hebe   5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Beaver Wall
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