4 - Windy Point West Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Overview of Windy Point West
This area covers routes found on the ridge extending southwest from the Windy Point parking area. The two exceptions to this are Iranian Wall and Czech Wall. These are backcountry crags and not a part of Windy Point West per se; they are included here because these crags are traditionally accessed via Windy Point West.
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.
If you are looking for a very high concentration of easily accessible three and four star routes, then Windy Point West may fit the bill. This area is also home to Beaver Wall which boasts most of the hardest routes on the mountain. A great diversity of trad, sport and mixed climbs can be found here making it a popular destination for climbers at all skill levels.
Park at Windy Point parking area. Cross the highway and hike past the restrooms. Beaver Wall is down and to your left. To access other crags, hike down the ridge a few minutes before dropping down the west side.
See individual crags for detailed access information.
Weather station 3.3 miles from here
131 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',46],['1 Star',32],['Bomb',3]
Classic Climbing Routes in 4 - Windy Point West
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Slippery When Wet 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Arizona
: Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin...
: ... : North Fin
'Slippery When Wet' starts up a series intermittent flaring cracks near the south end of north fin. It is down the slope from 'Agatha Christie' and Nancy's Thumb.Pitch 1: Climb delicate crux moves up starting cracks and through hanging blocks. From big chopper flake, continue up face just left of arete and clip one bolt. From bolt, step up around corner to the right. Traverse right on scant protection, up to reach another large ledge with two bolt belay.Pitch 2: Exit belay ledge up and right...[more] Browse More Classics in Arizona
April Showers as seen from Windy Point - 2106
looking at tucson from windy point parking lot