Mount Hayden Rock Climbing
|GPS:||36.272, -111.969 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
|Page Views:||17,342 total · 140/month|
|Shared By:||Orphaned on Dec 20, 2009|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
The peak is named for Charles T Hayden, an Arizona pioneer who originally came to the state in 1858 on the first overland stage to Tucson. He was called the "father of Tempe" after establishing the first store there in 1870, as well as constructing and operating the first flour mill. The mill still exists. Father of US Senator Carl Hayden.
There are several routes (all technical climbing) to the summit of Mount Hayden, the most popular of which is the South Face (5.8) route, a moderate challenge for most climbers, once the approach to the peak has been done. There is also the harder Pegasus (5.10+) route on the east side if you're looking for a bigger challenge.
Virtually every climber will tell you that the crux of any climb on Mount Hayden is the approach. Getting down the loose and rocky slopes to the climbs is a struggle to say the least. There is a detailed description on this approach included in the comment area for the South Face route on Hayden.
More information on the north rim:
Classic Climbing Routes at Mount Hayden
Days w Precip