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, JJ Schlick
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.
V7 7A+
 8
Mother of Invention
Boulder
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
 52
West Chimney
Trad 4 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 82
Razor's Edge
Trad 3 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 26
Spider Walk
Trad 4 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 43
The Long Lead
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 3
Lost and Found
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 13
Grandfather Hobgoblin
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Big Bruno
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 3
El Grungo
Trad 4 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 3
Tone of a Bell
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
 15
Stroke it Gently
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Sidewinder
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 5
Rio Del Mundo
Trad 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 34
Field of Dreams
Trad 5 pitches
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Stardust
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Mother of Invention Fortress
 8
V7 7A+ Boulder
West Chimney Weavers Needle
 52
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad 4 pitches
Razor's Edge Northwest Pinna… > Hand
 82
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Spider Walk Suction Gully
 26
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 4 pitches
The Long Lead Barks Canyon Wall
 43
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 3 pitches
Lost and Found Siphon Draw > Crying Dinosaur
 3
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Grandfather Hobgoblin Suction Gully
 13
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Big Bruno Barks Canyon Wall
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
El Grungo Weavers Needle
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Tone of a Bell Zonerland
 3
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Stroke it Gently Barks Canyon Wall
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Sidewinder Flatiron
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Rio Del Mundo Flatiron
 5
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
Field of Dreams Flatiron
 34
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 5 pitches
Stardust Fortress
 4
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Sport
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