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Barks Canyon Wall  


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Elevation: 3,300'
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Submitted By: Mike on May 16, 2006
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Description 

This wall has good rock for The Superstitions, which isn't saying much. Fun, mostly moderate climbs from 3-4 pitches with awesome scenery. Seems remote despite it's close proximity to the Peralta trailhead.

Getting There 

Park at the Peralta trailhead. Take the Bluff Springs Trail for about 1.5 miles over a ridge and into Bark Canyon. Turn left and scramble up the climbers trail to the base of the cliff.

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Weather station 11.3 miles from here

8 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',2],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Barks Canyon Wall:
The Long Lead   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Big Bruno   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   
Stroke it Gently   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, 4 pitches   
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Featured Route For Barks Canyon Wall
Glory Road route without the belay stops.

The Glory Road 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Barks Canyon Wall
The first 2 pitches are great, the last 2 not so great. P1: Climb the open book to a large ledge with a bolt. 5.6 P2: Climb down and right to another dihedral, this one with a small overhang. Up the dihedral, pull the small overhang (5.7, a bit awkward but easy) then face & crack to a belay ledge. P3: Traverse right and slightly down (3rd & 4th class) to a moderate crack. Follow the crack up to a belay ledge. P4: Head up the chimney, then up and left to reach the belay bolts atop the wall....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Photos of Barks Canyon Wall Slideshow Add Photo
Bark's Canyon Wall on the far right and other unna...
Bark's Canyon Wall on the far right and other unna...
So-so view from the top of P2 on the Long Lead.
So-so view from the top of P2 on the Long Lead.
One more of Bark's Canyon Wall, etc.
One more of Bark's Canyon Wall, etc.
Bark's Canyon Wall just after a morning storm.
BETA PHOTO: Bark's Canyon Wall just after a morning storm.
View of Bark's Canyon Wall(on the left) from the B...
BETA PHOTO: View of Bark's Canyon Wall(on the left) from the B...
Love those Superstition sunsets.    Looking East f...
Love those Superstition sunsets. Looking East f...

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By nicholas bujak
Feb 10, 2010
Barks Canyon left side of wall has several climbs on it. There is a 5.11b "Bandito Route" 3 pitches partially bolted line (starts on slab with rivet missing bolt to overhang protected by at least one old bolt) that looks tough and to the left of it is the 5.6 start to "Stroke it Gently" 10b, "The Long Road" 5.9 and "Glory Road" 5.7 all these climbs are four pitches, all start on the 5.6 crack protected with gear and two pitons. Further left I think there are two more climbs. The first one is called "Big Bruno"5.9 4 pitches (5.9,5.8,5.7,?). The second I think is "The Long Lead" 5.8 4 pitches.
By nicholas bujak
Feb 10, 2010
Oh and by the way when you start on the trail make sure its the trail breaking off immediately to the right less then ten steps form the parking lot. I took the wrong trail initially. I'm not the only one to make that mistake. It winds up to the right over a ridge providing spectacular views of a catus filled valley. It winds up and down until it drops down to a creek. Its a pretty relaxed hike. Before you reach the creek there is an obvious climbers trail to the left marked with cairns. You can see the cliff on the far left side. You'll recognize it from the pictures on this site. The whole approach should not take more than 45 min.