Classic Mt. Lemmon climbing. You must try the Rupley Routes (R1 through R4).
On the Mt. Lemmon Hwy just below the Windy Point pullout. It used to be the second small parking area below Windy Point, but currently road construction occupies that parking. Park lower, at Punch and Judy towers and walk up the road a bit. The towers are visible from the road. Just below Rupley Towers is Tri-Level Spire, notable for the apparantly balanced block the size of an SUV.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Rupley Towers:
R3 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 100'
R1 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, 2 pitches, 120'
R4 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 130'
Border Patrol 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Bop Til You Drop 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 140'
Moving over Stone 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 2 pitches, 170'
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R1 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Rupley Towers
On the second tower from the North (Tower B in EFR's book), just to the right of a chimney (route: R2, 5.6+) you will see a ledge about 30 feet up with a tree and a two-bolt belay. (1) Climb up flake past left facing corner under a bolt to this ledge. (2) Climb straight up left facing corner to crack, then face to top of tower. You can descend to the back side easily with one rappel. If you need to return to the base of the route, you can probably BARELY reach the belay ledge from pitch 1 ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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