A large volcanic outcrop just west of Superior Arizona. While some rock routs and numerous hiking opportunities abound in the area, the key feature is on the north slope. A rotten tower with 2+ routes awaits those who brave the desert heat and cross-country journey to get there.
East on HWY 60 from Phoenix metro area. Access to northern slope areas is via a series of roads west of the Boyce Thompson Arboretum. Parking to the Arboretum is costly and hiking from the parking lot is not recommended.
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The route begins on the uphill (south) side of the tower. climb up and past 1-2 bolts then traverse to right to very rotten crack. Belay or continue up to summit. Very poor rock and only good to reach a desert summit w/o much pain. Two ropes needed for descent....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ