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Description

The 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.

Getting There

The 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.

Here's a map (pdf format):
Lost Dutchman State Park Map (PDF)​​​

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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.
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
 3
The Pickle
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 77
Razor's Edge
Trad 3 pitches
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 7
Standard Route
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Pickle Pickle
 3
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13 Trad
Razor's Edge Hand
 77
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad 3 pitches
Standard Route Tower
 7
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad 2 pitches
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