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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 / 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 22
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 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
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
Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 32.367, -110.715 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: James DeRoussel on Jul 12, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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
Rabbit Tracks
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
North Face
Trad, Sport, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
R-1
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
R-4
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Space Cowboy
Trad, Sport, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Desire
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Birthday Girl
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Lizard Marmalade Direct
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Steve's Arete
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Just Do It
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Arizona Flyways
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Holey Moley
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Tsunami
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Honker
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
New Wave Direct
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rabbit Tracks Turret Rock and Environs 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
North Face Hitchcock Pinnacle 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport, TR
R-1 Rupley Towers 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
R-4 Rupley Towers 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Space Cowboy Wind Wall 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport, TR
Desire Nurd Rock 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Birthday Girl Anduriel Tower 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lizard Marmalade Direct Punch and Judy Towers 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Steve's Arete Hunchback Pinnacle 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Just Do It Punch and Judy Towers 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Arizona Flyways Anduriel Tower 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Holey Moley New Wave Wall 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Tsunami New Wave Wall 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Honker Big Pine Towers - E Face 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
New Wave Direct New Wave Wall 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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