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Areas in 3 - Windy Point East

Anduriel Tower 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Andy's Hat 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Balin Wall 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Big Pine Towers - East Face 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Big Pine Towers - West Face 2 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Bownorthman 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Canines & Lobo Wall 3 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 23
Cannery Rock 0 / 2 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Hitchcock Pinnacle 4 / 2 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Honeymooner's Wall 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Hunchback Pinnacle 0 / 5 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Indigo Tower 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Mammynuns Tower 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Microwave Wall 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
New Wave Wall 1 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Nurd Rock 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Overlooked Pinnacle 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Practice Cliff 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Punch and Judy Towers 5 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Ribbit Wall 5 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Rupley Towers 14 / 7 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Stovepipe 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Sunset Drop 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Three Sheets Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Tin Can Alley 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Tri-Level Spire 3 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Turret Rock and Environs 16 / 9 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Wind Wall 4 / 9 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9

Description

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.

Getting There

Catalina Highway.

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at 3 - Windy Point East

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 40
Rabbit Tracks
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 95
North Face
Trad, Sport, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 73
R-1
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 60
R-4
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 66
Space Cowboy
Trad, Sport, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 16
Desire
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 45
Birthday Girl
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 40
Lizard Marmalade Direct
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 188
Steve's Arete
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 45
Just Do It
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 63
Arizona Flyways
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 67
Holey Moley
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 40
Green Ripper
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 70
Tsunami
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 29
New Wave Direct
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rabbit Tracks Turret Rock and Environs
 40
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
North Face Hitchcock Pinnacle
 95
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport, TR
R-1 Rupley Towers
 73
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
R-4 Rupley Towers
 60
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Space Cowboy Wind Wall
 66
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport, TR
Desire Nurd Rock
 16
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Birthday Girl Anduriel Tower
 45
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lizard Marmalade Direct Punch and Judy Towers
 40
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Steve's Arete Hunchback Pinnacle
 188
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Just Do It Punch and Judy Towers
 45
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Arizona Flyways Anduriel Tower
 63
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Holey Moley New Wave Wall
 67
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Green Ripper Hunchback Pinnacle
 40
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Tsunami New Wave Wall
 70
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
New Wave Direct New Wave Wall
 29
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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