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
 96
North Face
Trad, Sport, TR
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 74
R-1
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 63
R-4
Trad
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 68
Space Cowboy
Trad, Sport, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 17
Desire
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 48
Birthday Girl
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 44
Lizard Marmalade Direct
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 191
Steve's Arete
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 46
Just Do It
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 66
Arizona Flyways
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 69
Holey Moley
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 42
Green Ripper
Sport
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 75
Tsunami
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 30
New Wave Direct
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Rabbit Tracks Turret Rock & Environs
 40
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
North Face Hitchcock Pinnacle
 96
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Sport, TR
R-1 Rupley Towers
 74
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
R-4 Rupley Towers
 63
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Space Cowboy Wind Wall
 68
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport, TR
Desire Nurd Rock
 17
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
Birthday Girl Anduriel Tower
 48
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Lizard Marmalade Direct Punch & Judy Towers
 44
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Steve's Arete Hunchback Pinnacle
 191
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Just Do It Punch & Judy Towers
 46
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Arizona Flyways Anduriel Tower
 66
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Holey Moley New Wave Wall
 69
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Green Ripper Hunchback Pinnacle
 42
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Tsunami New Wave Wall
 75
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Sport
New Wave Direct New Wave Wall
 30
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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