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Big Pine Towers - East Face Rock Climbing 

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The east side of the Big Pine Towers hosts a good selection of tall endurance routes in the 12 range, plus a few shorter enjoyable 11s. Afternoon shade makes this a good place to be during early fall and late spring.

Honker is a Tucson classic and shouldn't be missed.

Getting There 

Park at the first pullout down road from the Windy Point Vista - mile marker 13.7. This pullout is also used for Hunchback Pinnacle, New Wave Wall, and Rupley Towers (among others). Walk down road 200 ft to a drainage spillway and follow a path downhill, angling right past a short tower. Big Pine Towers - West Face is visible after rounding this short tower. Continue down the scree slope until you're at the base of the east face.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Big Pine Towers - East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Big Pine Towers - East Face:
Honker   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Big Pine Towers - East Face
Rock Climbing Photo: Honker

Honker 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Big Pine Towers - East Face
One of Mt. Lemmon’s best and has some of the most solid rock you will find on the mountain. Look for the route with the huge looped stainless bolts. The first ascent party skipped the boulder start by climbing the tree. Now days most people just stick clip the first bolt and yard up or do the hard start and add a letter grade to the difficulty. A few crack climbing skills can help early on (but not required) then the technical crux sequence comes. Get through that and hope your endurance is up ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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