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4 - Windy Point West Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,000'
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Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.3 miles from here

139 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',53],['1 Star',33],['Bomb',3]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',6],['5.8',10],['5.9',14],['5.10',42],['5.11',29],['5.12',18],['5.13',15],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in 4 - Windy Point West

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for 4 - Windy Point West:
Slippery When Wet   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   North Fin
Party Pooters   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Swim Fin
Agatha Christie (Direct)   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   North Fin
Rich and Dave Route   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   Mean Mistreater Wall
Male Menopause   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   South Fin
Stems and Seeds   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Beaver Wall
Old Man   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   South Fin
Tree Amigos   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 50'   Swim Fin
Ego Donor   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Swim Fin
Nang   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 160'   North Fin
Mean Mistreater   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 2 pitches, 170'   Mean Mistreater Wall
5 O'Clock Shadow   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   North Fin
Histoplasmosis   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   North Fin
Air Monsters   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   North Fin
Golden Beaver   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Beaver Wall
Pucker Up   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 80'   The Gallery
Golden Beaver Left   5.13- 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Trad, 60'   Beaver Wall
Rage to Live   5.13a/b 8a 29 IX+ 29 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Beaver Wall
Trapezoid    5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 70'   Beaver Wall
Hebe   5.14- 8b+ 32 X+ 32 E8 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Beaver Wall
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Rock Climbing Photo: photo by Jeff Barreth

Stems and Seeds 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c  Arizona : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Beaver Wall
This route climbs the tall, southern (left) end of the Beaver Wall. Climb a finger crack that widens to hands through a small roof. Belay at bolts on ledge. The second pitch starts off with an off-width crack that is protected with a large cam. Good wide climbing takes you to a ledge. There are a couple variations for topping out, the easiest of which is reached by continuing farther right on lower angled rock. Straight up thin cracks is better. Descend from anchors on top of Highlander (t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

Photos of 4 - Windy Point West Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: April Showers as seen from Windy Point - 2106
April Showers as seen from Windy Point - 2106
Rock Climbing Photo: looking at tucson from windy point parking lot
looking at tucson from windy point parking lot

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