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Routes in Rupley Towers

Asleep at the Wheel T,TR 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Bop Til You Drop T,S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Border Patrol T,S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Chewrocka T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
ET Arete S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Jabba the Butt T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Millennium Falcon T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Moving over Stone S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Obe Wan Kanobee T,S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Out on Bail S 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
R-1 T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
R-2 D-2 T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
R-3 T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
R-4 T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
R-5 T,TR 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Team Toads T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Trauma Center T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
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Description [Suggest Change]

Classic Mt. Lemmon climbing. You must try the Rupley Routes (R1 through R4).

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Start at the end of the culvert, 100' downhill from the end of the small parking pullout which is 100 yards down from the main Windy Point parking. Look for a small asphalt water drain - there will be a cairned trail leading down from there towards trees. Hug the base of a rock through the trees, then cross right under the large scree slope above. Head down steeply and come to a small landing.

From the landing, head sharply left, find a huge old tree to cross over, and continue down a steep path which eventually curves right along the base of Rupley Towers. You'll have to tunnel through manzanita at some points.

The hike in takes 10 minutes or less when you know the way... but it's tricky to find the first time!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Rupley Towers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 33
R-3
Trad 2 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 74
R-1
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 60
R-4
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 4
ET Arete
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Border Patrol
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 19
Bop Til You Drop
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Moving over Stone
Sport 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
R-3
 33
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
R-1
 74
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
R-4
 60
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
ET Arete
 4
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Border Patrol
 4
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, Sport
Bop Til You Drop
 19
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Moving over Stone
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 2 pitches
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Paul Zander
Bern, CH
Paul Zander   Bern, CH
The sorting of routes here is a bit of a mess. Maybe there should be a north and south side? For people that don't have the guide - the beta on this site will be confusing due to missing routes and bad sorting. Get a copy of SQL III Mar 26, 2016

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