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Riverside Tower Rock Climbing 

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This stunning desert tower is found on the south side of the Lower Salt River in the Goldfield Mountains. A unique formation in the area with a summit only large enough for a few people. The approach requires crossing the river, sometimes up to waist deep water, as well as some very loose terrain. Not recommended for everyone. The tower is approximately 250ft tall and looks like it may feature a couple different climbs, though the rock is very brittle! Caution and helmets are advised!

Getting There 

East of Phoenix, take the Bush Highway to the Water Users Trailhead for the Lower Salt River, just below Saguaro Lake. This area requires a Tonto Forest Recreation pass($8/Not Available at the Parking Area). From this parking area, cross the river and begin hiking west (downstream) until you spot the tower on your left. Hike uphill to it from there. Pants recommended. 45mins-1 hour.

Climbing Season

For the Central Arizona area.

Weather station 1.5 miles from here

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Salty Dog Direct A1+  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Riverside Tower
An awesome line up the steepest face on the tower. Can be done in 2-5 pitches, with a bolted anchors on the summit, summit ridge, and approximately in the middle of the route(35 meters below the summit ridge). First Ascent was done as an aid climb, with 5 piton placements and 3 protection bolts drilled. The route could potentially go as a clean aid climb or maybe even as a free route. The rock is brittle but the protection found was of good quality. Alternative variations may also be found on fu...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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