Northwest Pinnacles Rock Climbing
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DescriptionThe Northwest Pinnacles is a name for the group of spires and formations that are found off the north side of the massive western face of the Superstitions. The most well-known of these towers is The Hand, a classic Phoenix staple since first climbed in the mid 1960's by Bill Forrest.
PLACING BOLTS IS ILLEGAL IN THE SUPERSTITION WILDERNESS! Details
In the early '90's the USFS banned all placement of bolts in the Superstition Wilderness. This unfortunately includes replacement of existing bolts. Violating this ban may result in climbing restrictions on this beautiful area. Please think twice and go bolt somewhere else.
Getting ThereThe Northwest Pinnacles are reached by hiking into the area from Lost Dutchman State Park. A veritable highway of a trail is followed from the Cholla Day Use Area along the Treasure Loop Trail (#56). There are various braided climber and tourist trails leading to the area of The Hand and The Tower that peel off of the Treasure Loop near where it turns right and goes south.
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Classic Climbing Routes at Northwest Pinnacles
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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