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The Fortress 


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Description 

West and South facing crag. 150' formation overlooking the Peralta Trail. A beautiful location with amazing views of the Supes, including Geronimo's cave.


Getting There 

Park at the Peralta trailhead. Begin the approach on the Dutchman Trail (104) until it splits at a Y with the Bluff Springs Trail. Go left onto Bluff Springs Trail. Stay on BST to the Cave Trail. The turnoff to the Cave trail is not marked, however, once on the trail, it is extremely well cairned. To locate the Cave Trail, after passing a saddle on BST, watch up and left for 3 balanced rock type formations (see photo below). Head toward these, pass by them on the left and you will now be on the Cave Trail. Continue on this good trail, it will bring you to The Fortress from the south side. Total approach time is approximately 1 hour.


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11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Fortress:
Mother of Invention   V7 7A+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   
Stardust   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
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Stardust

Stardust 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Fortress
A steep, varied, and really fun pitch. Begin on top of a boulder on good jugs. Move into a left leaning finger crack and place a piece or two. Fun, cruxy moves using pinches, pockets, and some hidden crimps get you up to the first bolt. Do a long move to a pocket, followed by a cool high step. More great pocket pulling through the next two bolts leads to the monster jug finish. A bit of a run to the anchors afer the last bolt, but the difficulty eases considerably and the pockets are huge...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Sendaholic
Jun 15, 2012

By Sendaholic
Jun 15, 2012