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Submitted By: allen simons on Apr 27, 2010


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beautiful area to boulder-Al on caveview-VO.



Boulders along the creek bottom. Tall multi pitch potential. Limited parking at the Bridge.

Getting There 

Past Tortilla flats on the Apache Trail Road. At the bottom o the long one lane dirt road (fish creek hill). Turn in a 360 degree circle and look at the potential.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

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By allen simons
Apr 27, 2010
I grew up in Arizona and hiked this area long before I ever climbed. Just visited there because I remembered tall walls. We bouldered several boulders along the creek that were solid enough for the most part. I could find no route listings on M.P. or in any Arizona climbing guides. I find it hard to belive there are no established routes on these walls. The potential. here is huge. Same quality of rock as the rest of the superstitions. Mostly solid rock but keep a keen eye out for the loose stuff. If any one has any routes here I would like to see them. I will most certainly be back to work on some myself.
By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Apr 27, 2010
I'm guessing most of the walls in that area are in the Superstition Wilderness, meaning no new bolts. Opportunities for new trad lines are probably limited and chossy. There are some older bolted lines in the area, but the quality of the bolts is often suspect.
By bio
From: mesa, az
Nov 7, 2010
I noticed about nine new bolted lines crammed together on a 45 foot rock just down from the fish creek bridge. Know anything about them?
By Aerili
From: Los Alamos, NM
Nov 9, 2010
Are they related to my former post about this?

I don't recall there being that many bolts back then, but maybe the driller wasn't finished with his work.....
By bio
From: mesa, az
Nov 9, 2010
Aerili, the bolts all look fairly new, though poorly placed in some cases. The wall is about 150 feet upstream from the bridge, about 45 feet tall. The bolter made a poor attempt to camoflauge, the routes look to be in the 10 - 11 range, a couple look interesting. It appears that a couple of the lines aren't quite finished but I counted in all 9 routes.
By Eli Buzzell
Jan 3, 2015
Any info on the bolted lines yet? I stupidly soloed one of them in a moment of "I NEED TO CLIMB RIGHT NOW" It was fun, but also a questionable decision, and I'd love to know what I actually pulled on.

It also seems like there is endless trad climbing and bouldering potential up this canyon, and there is another bolted line right outside the big cave.

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