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Four Peaks Wilderness Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,657'
Location: 33.7132, -111.3303 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Pete Hickman on May 4, 2008

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40 miles north east of Phoenix, Four Peaks Wilderness includes the Four Peaks which can be seen from Phoenix. The rock is quartzite. In addition to the peaks this area includes Brushy Basin. Since the elevation is so much higher than the surrounding area the weather and conditions are probably different than they were in downtown Phoenix two hours ago.

Getting There 

202 to HWY 87. 13 miles or so north of Shea turn east onto FR 143. Drive this good dirt road for 16 miles (Brushy Basin is at 13 miles or so), then turn right on FR 648 to the trail head parking area for the Four Peaks. The dirt road is in good shape and you do not need high clearance or 4WD. Try not to run over any of the dirt bikes or 4 wheelers. Bring a respirator if you don't want to get choked out by dust. Schedule a car wash for as soon as you get home.

Climbing Season

For the Central Arizona area.

Weather station 10.6 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Four Peaks Wilderness

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Four Peaks Wilderness:
Four Peaks Motherlode   Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c R     Trad, 2800'   Four Peaks
The Ladybug   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, Alpine, 3 pitches, 300'   Brown's Peak
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Rock Climbing Photo: Looking south at Peak 2 from Browns peak.

Four Peaks Motherlode Easy 5th 1+ 3 I 5 M 1c Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Four Peaks
OBJECT: All 4 of the Peaks in a day. This is a great adventure for anyone that wants to scramble 4th and easy 5th class for a day. This is also not to be taken lightly. The Four Peaks are rugged, and committing. Most parties go without ropes, in order to save time, thus falling is not an option, and there are locations where falls will most likely result in death or serious injury. The best approach is to hike around to the south via the Amethyst Mine trail and up the gully be...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: Alder side (east).
Alder side (east).
Rock Climbing Photo: Moon and Tree on Four Peaks
Moon and Tree on Four Peaks
Rock Climbing Photo: Four Peaks on Four Peaks
Four Peaks on Four Peaks
Rock Climbing Photo: Bouldering stop on the way up Browns Peak
Bouldering stop on the way up Browns Peak
Rock Climbing Photo: Cool looking boulder in the Four Peaks Wilderness
Cool looking boulder in the Four Peaks Wilderness
Rock Climbing Photo: Four Peaks on an awesome stormy day.
Four Peaks on an awesome stormy day.
Rock Climbing Photo: Flowers in the wilderness
Flowers in the wilderness
Rock Climbing Photo: The Four Peaks
The Four Peaks

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May 5, 2008
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