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The Superstition Mountains, aka Sierra De La Spuma (Mountains of Foam) are located just east of the Phoenix metro area. Most of the Supes is designated wilderness area and you can really get away from it all if that's your desire. The rock is volcanic in nature and can be pretty bad in places, but most of the established routes in the area are found on at least decently stable rock. Always keep an eye out for those portable holds, though.
The routes in the Supes are virtually all traditional in nature, both gear and the bolted routes. The best multipitch in the area is found on Barks Canyon Wall with several really nice moderate routes.
The Superstitions sit just north of highway 60 as it heads east from Phoenix, to Globe. Climbing in the area mainly starts out either from Lost Dutchman State Park just off highway 88 (the Apache Trail) or from the Peralta Trailhead, accessed off highway 60 (watch for sign) via a 7 mile dirt road.
49 Total Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',21],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',1]
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Tone of a Bell 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a AZ
: Central Arizona
: ... : Zonerland
Long and awesome. First half is somewhat thin. First crux lies in a left-angling traverse after 3rd bolt to a rest ledge. Feels a bit scary. Second crux comes almost directly after this ledge on some suddenly muy vertical rock. Small pockets for fingers but very thin for feet. Pull through and cruise to the top. Rap off. Jump up and down and give your belayer a cupcake for good measure. ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Latest Regional Forum Messages
|By allen simons|
Mar 11, 2010
hEY, ANY CLIMBING IN THE FISH CREEK AREA UP PAST TORTILLA FLATS??
|By Ian F.|
Mar 16, 2010
I was out there a month ago. All I can say is that I saw several bolted routes @ fish creek, below the bridge to the south. I was not there to climb, so I have no idea what the range of difficulty may be. I would only think about it, if I was going out there to hike first, and if I had my gear maybe give something a go. Long drive for a few climbs. Unless of course you are looking for scary choss, death climbs, there are FA's awaiting. A very cool remote place nonetheless. Just not a climbing destination.
|By roman d|
From: Pasadena, CA
Mar 17, 2010
There are bolts of varying vintage on the 500' face just south of the road xing that follow a water streak most of the way to the top. I came in from the top last February and rapped down in 3 or 4 double rope raps. There is a newish 3 bolt chain anchor at the top, followed by a shitty three bolt anchor with pop-tab hangers and rusty chains, and then newer anchors below.
The lower 2-300' looks pretty mellow with good bolts, while the upper section looks much harder with scary bolts. Some pictures here
May 3, 2012
This is a video of Taylor Fowler on one the bouldering problems out in the Superstition Mountains.
|By Tim Heid|
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 8, 2013
Has anyone been out to the Labyrinth area recently? Any tips on getting there?