Elevation: 4,000 ft
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Description

Weaver's Needle, named for Army scout and mountain man Pauline Weaver, is one of the all-time landmarks of central Arizona. It was even cited by legendary Dutchman Jacob Waltz as one of the locator marks for his gold mine. It can be seen for miles and miles, rising over the mountains just east of Phoenix. Surprisingly, the route to the top is relatively mild for modern rock climbers.

The peak is the remnant of a huge stack of fused volcanic ash that eroded to form the pinnacle. The summit elevation is 4,555 feet (1,388 m). As with all climbing in the Superstitions, climbers should exercise extreme care. The rock in the Supes can be pretty bad at times, so check your holds, place pro when you can, and wear a helmet!

Getting There

Approach the Needle by hiking north on the Peralta Trail from the Peralta Trailhead up and over Fremont Saddle. You can't miss it.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Weavers Needle

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c
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West Chimney
Trad 4 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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El Grungo
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
West Chimney
 51
5.2 3 8 II 8 D 2c Trad 4 pitches
El Grungo
 3
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
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