3 - Windy Point East Rock Climbing
1989...JB on Three Piece Route (5.12-) at Windy Po...
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.
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.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
156 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',33],['2 Stars',73],['1 Star',39],['Bomb',1]
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R-4 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a AZ
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : Rupley Towers
Approach as for R1 through R3. Further along this wall at the last tower (before the Tri-Level), you will find a bolt line. This is Moving Over Stone, 5.11. Just to the right of this there is a ramp leading right to a bolt (the direct start straight up to the bolt is very thin 5.10). This is R4. Climb past the lone bolt to the crack in the roof. Up this to a large chimney.Long route with lots of pro available....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Mount Lemmon Hwy and Tucson beyond, Mt. Lemmon
The best place to watch the sun set
Hitchcock Pinnacle just before reaching Windy Poin...