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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



Weather station 2.9 miles from here

105 Total Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',31],['2 Stars',42],['1 Star',20],['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
El Torito   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 35'   The Helmet
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
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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Sticking the hardest move of the bottom half. Photo by Claire Bukowsi.

Death Warmed Over 5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Goosehead
Death Warmed Over is one of the best bouldery routes on Mount Lemmon. Follow thin and rounded edges through tensiony and powerful moves. A hard finish guards the chains. The moves are unusual and very fun. A quickdraw (or even a single biner) on the last bolt blocks a crucial hold, so I would recommend leaving this bolt unclipped.Though short, the route is sustained, and there aren't any "easy" moves to speak of. The rock, while sharp, isn't as bad as it might seem from the ground, though t...[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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