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Southern Superstition Formations 

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Acropolis late afternoon


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.

17 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]

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+ MVS 4b     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Carney Springs Wall
For a Few Pockets More   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   The Fortress
Stardust   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   The Fortress
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Mother of Invention V7 7A+  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Fortress
Start on the obvious start hold underneath the large, impressive boulder on the south side of the fortress. Climb up to and past the amazing volcanic sloper (very atypical). Top out and walk off the side. Opening move is very difficult. Moving to and past the sloper is hard too. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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