Elevation: 2,500 ft
GPS: 33.508, -111.202 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Greg Opland on Jan 19, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman
Access Issue: PLACING BOLTS IS ILLEGAL IN THE SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS! Details

Description

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.

Getting There

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Superstition Mountains

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3-4 6A+
 7
Wonder Boy
Boulder
V7 7A+
 10
Mother of Invention
Boulder
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 75
West Chimney
Trad 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 96
Razor's Edge
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 27
Spider Walk
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 46
The Long Lead
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
Mr. TrundleToes
Trad 3 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 4
Tone of a Bell
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 16
Stroke It Gently
Trad 4 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Cold Fever
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Sidewinder
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
The Altar of Impermanence
Sport 2 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 40
Field of Dreams
Trad 5 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 5
Rio Del Mundo
Trad 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R
 3
South Face
Trad 6 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wonder Boy Fortress
 7
V3-4 6A+ Boulder
Mother of Invention Fortress
 10
V7 7A+ Boulder
West Chimney Weavers Needle
 75
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad 4 pitches
Razor's Edge Northwest Pinna… > Hand
 96
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Spider Walk Suction Gully
 27
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
The Long Lead Barks Canyon Wall
 46
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Mr. TrundleToes Lost Dihedrals Area
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Tone of a Bell Zonerland
 4
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Stroke It Gently Barks Canyon Wall
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Cold Fever Motherlode
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 4 pitches
Sidewinder Flatiron
 13
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
The Altar of Impermanence Sundial
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Field of Dreams Flatiron
 40
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 5 pitches
Rio Del Mundo Flatiron
 5
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 4 pitches
South Face Acropolis
 3
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R Trad 6 pitches
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