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Big Pine Towers

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Cat in the Hat S 
Coronary Bypass S 
Honker S 
It's A Disease S 
Labor Daze T,S 
Malpractice S 
Prowess S 
Recovery Room S 
Sloth, The S 
Wicked Indecency T 

Big Pine Towers  


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Submitted By: Vincent Greene on Apr 22, 2005
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Description 

The Big Pine Towers are a group of short towers in the Rupley Tower area. If you can climb hard enough, there are routes on both sides that will let you chase sun or shade. These towers have mostly hard routes, but there are several short, sustained moderate routes as well.

Getting There 

Park at the nice big new pullout for the Rupleys just downhill from the Windy Point Vista around mile 14.2. Go down the ugly scree-strewn slope angling to your left towards the short towers in front of Rupley Tower A.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.4 miles from here

10 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',2],['5.9',0],['5.10',2],['5.11',4],['5.12',2],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Big Pine Towers:
Cat in the Hat   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Prowess   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Honker   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Big Pine Towers
The ever smooth Masaki floats up Recovery Room. Kind of a weird crux on this one (especially if you're short), but the rest is good 9ish/10ish face climbing. PHOTO BY HILLARY DAVIS.

Recovery Room 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Big Pine Towers
Crux is about midway, and requires a right-foot high-step/rockover/mantle for most. Otherwise, good moderate Lemmon face climbing. Holds aren't all huge but they're positive....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By 1Eric Rhicard
Apr 3, 2008
The easiest way to approach Big Pine and the Rupley Towers is to walk down the road about 150ft. from the pullout and then follow a trail straight down the hill.