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Elevation: 6,000 ft
GPS: 32.36712, -110.71485
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Shared By: James DeRoussel on Jul 12, 2010
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.

194 Total Climbs

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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.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 94
R-1
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 86
R-4
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 102
Space Cowboy
Trad, Sport, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 24
Desire
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 82
Birthday Girl
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 58
Lizard Marmalade Direct
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 297
Steve's Arete
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 87
Just Do It
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 116
Arizona Flyways
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 139
Holey Moley
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 4
Show of Shows
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 133
Tsunami
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 18
Honker
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 52
New Wave Direct
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 5
Wild Thing
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
R-1 Rupley Towers
 94
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
R-4 Rupley Towers
 86
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Space Cowboy Wind Wall
 102
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport, TR
Desire Nurd Rock
 24
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Birthday Girl Anduriel Tower
 82
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lizard Marmalade Direct Punch & Judy Towers
 58
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Steve's Arete Hunchback Pinnacle
 297
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Just Do It Punch & Judy Towers
 87
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Arizona Flyways Anduriel Tower
 116
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Holey Moley New Wave Wall
 139
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Show of Shows Balin Wall
 4
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Tsunami New Wave Wall
 133
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
Honker Big Pine Towers - E Face
 18
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
New Wave Direct New Wave Wall
 52
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
Wild Thing Tin Can Alley
 5
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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