Elevation: 2,561 ft
GPS: 33.713, -111.512 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Rb Black on Feb 10, 2019
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland
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Description

Currently, the east facing rockpile has only one known historical area of TRAD route development from 1984, featuring a three-pitch circuitous climb, and two adjacent short moderate 1 pitch routes.  The area is on Tonto National Forest land.
The rock is the same as “Pinnacle Peak Granite: a porphyritic biotite granite with large microcline phenocrysts - Middle Proterozoic aged (1.4-1.45 Bya).”

Getting There

Parking/Approach info for “Mesquite Wash Rockpile” area

Drive from Phoenix or Payson on the Beeline Highway - SR 87 to approx. Milepost 207.8 and Park at the Mesquite Wash Off Road Vehicle Staging/Parking area located at bottom of long highway grade on the west side of the highway. (approx. 8+ miles north of Saguaro Lake Jct.)

Hike south approx. 1.2 miles along the edge of the southbound highway shoulder to a drainage at approx. Milepost 206.5 on the west side of the highway.  (Be cautious of traffic while hiking along the shoulder of the Highway)

Follow up the drainage to the west, approx. 0.13 miles up to the base of the route/rockpile near the top of the ridge.
Belay near 33.712545°N, 111.512332°W. (Use a low impact approach to the base, as no known established trail exists)

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