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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.
Weather station 11.3 miles from here
8 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Big Bruno 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 300'
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Big Bruno 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a AZ
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: ... : Barks Canyon Wall
Start below a big left facing dihedral to the right of "The Long Lead". Pitch oen climb the 5.8 dihedral. Pitch two is the 5.9. Jam cracks to a steep corner. Then left to a " The long Lead"s pitch two two bolt belay. Pitch three is a chimney 5.7. Pitch four follow the chimney to a squeeze hole to the top belay ledge....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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Bark's Canyon Wall on the far right and other unna...
So-so view from the top of P2 on the Long Lead.
One more of Bark's Canyon Wall, etc.
BETA PHOTO: Bark's Canyon Wall just after a morning storm.
BETA PHOTO: View of Bark's Canyon Wall(on the left) from the B...
Love those Superstition sunsets. Looking East f...
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.