The Fortress Rock Climbing
Routes in The Fortress
|A Fistful of Pockets T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13|
|Bay Tree Belay T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Bon Bons in Space S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Bypass T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|For a Few Pockets More T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R|
|Freely Freaking T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Linear Accelerator, The T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Mother of Invention V7 7A+|
|Pocketful of Rainbows S 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|South Side T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Stardust T,S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
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DescriptionWest and South facing crag. 150' formation overlooking the Peralta Trail. A beautiful location with amazing views of the Supes, including Geronimo's cave.
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 TherePark at the Peralta trailhead. Begin the approach on the Dutchman Trail (104) until it splits at a Y with the Bluff Springs Trail. Go left onto Bluff Springs Trail. Stay on BST to the Cave Trail. The turnoff to the Cave trail is not marked, however, once on the trail, it is extremely well cairned. To locate the Cave Trail, after passing a saddle on BST, watch up and left for 3 balanced rock type formations (see photo below). Head toward these, pass by them on the left and you will now be on the Cave Trail. Continue on this good trail, it will bring you to The Fortress from the south side. Total approach time is approximately 1 hour.
Classic Climbing Routes at The Fortress
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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