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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R-1 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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Hitchcock Pinnacle just before reaching Windy Poin...