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5 - Windy Ridge

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5 - Windy Ridge Rock Climbing 


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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



Weather station 2.9 miles from here

114 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',43],['1 Star',25],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',8],['5.10',26],['5.11',19],['5.12',23],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',9],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',5],['V8-9',5],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 5 - Windy Ridge

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 5 - Windy Ridge:
The Flake   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Matterhorn Boulder
Seam   V7 7A+     Boulder   Matterhorn Boulder
Jewel Thief   V9+ 7C     Boulder, 18'   Matterhorn Boulder
Standard Route   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 2 pitches, 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
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
The Crossing   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 40'   The Helmet
Irresistible   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 70'   Middle Earth
War Of The Worlds   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   Middle Earth
Dwarf Toss   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 35'   The Helmet
Death Warmed Over   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   Goosehead
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Rock Climbing Photo: The Windy Corner area, from the road.
The Windy Corner area, from the road.
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Very cool! Natural bridge just off the road after ...
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