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5 - Windy Ridge 


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Elevation: 6,500'
Location: 32.3751, -110.70681 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Windy Ridge covers climbs from Geology Vista (mp 14.3) up to the Matterhorn (mp 15.7).

A good variety exists here, with some very high quality routes to be found at Middle Earth. The Outback also has a high concentration of sport climbs. Cragging at this elevation can be a little too hot in summer, and potentially quite cold in winter, making spring and fall the best seasons.


Getting There 

Catalina Highway.


Climbing Season


105 Total Routes


['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',31],['2 Stars',41],['1 Star',21],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',8],['5.10',26],['5.11',17],['5.12',19],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',9],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',5],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 5 - Windy Ridge:
The Flake   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Matterhorn Boulder
Seam   V7 7A+     Boulder   Matterhorn Boulder
Jewel Thief   V10 7C+     Boulder, 18'   Matterhorn Boulder
Standard Route   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 200'   Matterhorn
The Golden Egg   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Goosehead
Middle Earth   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 155'   Middle Earth
Silmarillion   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 150'   Middle Earth
Pull Me Up   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Middle Earth
Credibility Gap   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Goosehead
The Planet Eater   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Middle Earth
The Breeze   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 40'   Middle Earth
Delirious   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Middle Earth
Glide Path   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Goosehead
War Of The Worlds   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   Middle Earth
Premonition   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Middle Earth
Knights of the Wrong Tissue   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 75'   Knights Wall
El Torito   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 35'   The Helmet
The Crossing   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 40'   The Helmet
Irresistable   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 70'   Middle Earth
Dwarf Toss   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 35'   The Helmet
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Freeloader 5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : The Helmet
From near the El Torito anchors you can see a line of letter-boxes, slopers and rails heading straight right out the 20+ foot ceiling to the center of the roof. When I realized it might go I was amazed. This extension was dubbed "Chain Gang" by EFR and that has stuck. If you start on Dwarf Toss and finish on Chain Gang, you have done one long, hard line that is completely independent of El Torito and the other cave routes... Freeloader.Vince came up with the name to underscore the fact that I ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of 5 - Windy Ridge Slideshow Add Photo
Facing towards "Hitchcock"
BETA PHOTO: Facing towards "Hitchcock"
The Windy Corner area, from the road.
The Windy Corner area, from the road.
Very cool! Natural bridge just off the road after windy point.
Very cool! Natural bridge just off the road after ...
Jesse Morse-Brady on a the FA of a new 11+.  This tiny little area is called Easter Island and has 6 routes.  It is a small green faced square block of rock on the left just past Geology Vista.  This is the big pullout just above Windy Point.
Jesse Morse-Brady on a the FA of a new 11+. This ...
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