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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.
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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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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Stroke it Gently 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13 AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Barks Canyon Wall
Second pitch is the crux may even be a 10b. Starts out on a prominent crack that has a prominent piton close to the bottom. Its just left of the tough looking bolted route up over the overhang. That overhanging route is rated 5.11. Second pitch is obvious and visible from the ground. It's an left arching flairing crack that starts on a ledge. The third and fourth pitches are not as obvious but wander up to the top. There is no anchor on top of the fourth pitch and the downclimb to the anchors fo...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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