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5 - Windy Ridge  


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Elevation: 6,500'
Location: 32.3751, -110.70681 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Windy Ridge covers climbs from Geology Vista (mp 14.3) up to the Matterhorn (mp 15.7).

A good variety exists here, with some very high quality routes to be found at Middle Earth. The Outback also has a high concentration of sport climbs. Cragging at this elevation can be a little too hot in summer, and potentially quite cold in winter, making spring and fall the best seasons.

Getting There 

Catalina Highway.

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.9 miles from here

109 Total Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',32],['2 Stars',42],['1 Star',23],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',4],['5.9',8],['5.10',26],['5.11',18],['5.12',22],['5.13',6],['>=5.14',1],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',9],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',5],['V8-9',3],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',1],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for 5 - Windy Ridge:
The Flake   V5 6C     Boulder, 15'   Matterhorn Boulder
Seam   V7 7A+     Boulder   Matterhorn Boulder
Jewel Thief   V10 7C+     Boulder, 18'   Matterhorn Boulder
Standard Route   5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c     Trad, 200'   Matterhorn
The Golden Egg   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 45'   Goosehead
Silmarillion   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 150'   Middle Earth
Middle Earth   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 155'   Middle Earth
Pull Me Up   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Middle Earth
Credibility Gap   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Goosehead
The Planet Eater   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 2 pitches, 160'   Middle Earth
The Breeze   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 40'   Middle Earth
Glide Path   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Goosehead
Delirious   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 60'   Middle Earth
War Of The Worlds   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 2 pitches, 180'   Middle Earth
Premonition   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Middle Earth
El Torito   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 35'   The Helmet
Knights of the Wrong Tissue   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a     Sport, 75'   Knights Wall
Irresistable   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 70'   Middle Earth
The Crossing   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 40'   The Helmet
Dwarf Toss   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 35'   The Helmet
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Premonition

Premonition 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  AZ : Mount Lemmon (Santa Catalin... : ... : Middle Earth
Bring your bag of tricks and smearing shoes for this one cause every ten feet the style changes but the footholds stay the same. Fun stemming in an alcove leads to an undercling traverse, followed by a few moves of desperate lay-backing, then a few hard crimpy moves leads to a bit o'jug hauling and a tricky roof encounter. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Facing towards "Hitchcock"
BETA PHOTO: Facing towards "Hitchcock"
The Windy Corner area, from the road.
The Windy Corner area, from the road.
Very cool! Natural bridge just off the road after ...
Very cool! Natural bridge just off the road after ...
Jesse Morse-Brady on a the FA of a new 11+.  This ...
Jesse Morse-Brady on a the FA of a new 11+. This ...

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