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Black Wiener, The T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
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Shared By: toddgordon Gordon on May 29, 2010
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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This climbing area is visible as you look south from interstate 10 as you head east from the low desert (Palm Springs/Indio) towards Phoenix. The approach road to the crags may be sandy, and a 4X drive may be advisable. There are a handful of climbs that have been established in this area. Of the two areas ( Hayfield and Eagle Mountain), Hayfield has the most climbable rock by far.

Getting There

Get of at the Hayfield exit, and parallel the freeway south along a dirt road that has some powerlines or telephone poles for a mile or so as you travel east.. When you can see the crags, head south in a sandy wash; here is where the 4 wheel drive section might be. Drive directly up to the largest crags and park.

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From the Hayfield Exit, we drove east, paralleling the freeway along its south side, following a narrow, bumpy, sandy road that lies between two continuous rows of old telephone poles.

After about 2.3 miles, we turned right (south) on a faint road. I wouldn't call this a wash, although water has probably washed across those wide flats. We eventually crossed a crossroad and a line of giant modern high-voltage powerlines, which we would follow on the return. About 1.1 miles after turning right, we arrived at the rocks.

When we returned, we turned left (west) on the crossroad (which is smoother, wider and faster) and followed the giant high-voltage power lines for about 2.2 miles. Just before this road started to climb west-southwest into the hills (where the row of power lines divided into two), we turned right (north) and drove about 0.5 miles to the Hayfield Exit. Jan 14, 2017

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