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4 - Windy Point West Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 32.36837, -110.71715 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Overview of Windy Point West

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

129 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',13],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',45],['1 Star',31],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',5],['5.8',10],['5.9',13],['5.10',36],['5.11',28],['5.12',18],['5.13',15],['>=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]

Classic Climbing Routes in 4 - Windy Point West

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing 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   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Beaver Wall
Old Man   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   South Fin
Ego Donor   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Swim Fin
Nang   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   North Fin
Question of Balance   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches   Faded Rock
Mean Mistreater   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 170'   Mean Mistreater Wall
Bring on the Atheists   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   North Fin
Histoplasmosis   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   North Fin
Air Monsters   5.12- 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
Lessons In Yorkshire   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 50'   Beaver Wall
Golden Beaver Left   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Trad, 60'   Beaver Wall
Rage to Live   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Beaver Wall
Trapezoid    5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 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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Rock Climbing Photo: Classic rope & rock photo

Nang 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : North Fin
This is a long line that starts off on relatively low angle face with some thin holds and then gets progressively steeper. You might want to stick clip the first bolt or at least use a spotter. The tower on top is fairly steep but has big holds. The route is a challenge mentally with long run out sections and puzzling moves. Nang is a must do climb for sure....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Photos of 4 - Windy Point West Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: April Showers as seen from Windy Point - 2106
April Showers as seen from Windy Point - 2106
Rock Climbing Photo: looking at tucson from windy point parking lot
looking at tucson from windy point parking lot

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