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Southern Superstition Formations  

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This section features the southernmost cliffs of the Superstitions, including Carney Springs Wall, Fire and Ice Wall and The Acropolis. These formations are found to the west of Peralta Road that takes you to the Peralta Trailhead.

The rock in this area is somewhat standard Superstitions quality, so stay alert for loose stuff and bring a helmet.

Getting There 

From Phoenix, drive east on Highway 60. From Apache Junction, drive another 8 miles on US 60 to a left turn onto Peralta Road. For the approach to these walls, park a 1/4 mile back from the Peralta Trailhead parking, and left of the road. I guess there is a gate now blocking the short road that used to be used to park for this area.

Climbing Season

Weather station 4.8 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Southern Superstition Formations:
Mother of Invention   V7 7A+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 15'   The Fortress
De Grazia   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Carney Springs Wall
For a Few Pockets More   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Fortress
Stardust   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Fortress
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Featured Route For Southern Superstition Formations

Stardust 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Fortress
A steep, varied, and really fun pitch. Begin on top of a boulder on good jugs. Move into a left leaning finger crack and place a piece or two. Fun, cruxy moves using pinches, pockets, and some hidden crimps get you up to the first bolt. Do a long move to a pocket, followed by a cool high step. More great pocket pulling through the next two bolts leads to the monster jug finish. A bit of a run to the anchors afer the last bolt, but the difficulty eases considerably and the pockets are huge...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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