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The Wedge is (surprise!) a wedge-shaped granite tower approximately 40 feet high located just northeast of Pinnacle Peak proper. It is plainly visible from the main trail against the sky. There are three main face climbing routes found on the Wedge, all of which are pretty good. Expect a bit of runout climbing on all of them. Rappel from bolts located atop the formation.
Hike up the tourist trail from the visitor's center (looks like a big smooth dirt golf cart path). At the sign marking the climber's trail headed for the Peak, turn left and head up. The trail curves back left (south) towards Loafer's Choice Slab and the AMC Boulder, then curves back to the west and uphill. Hike up the trail to the Wedge (stay right) from here.
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Naked Edge 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 45'
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Redemption 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a AZ : Central Arizona : ... : The Wedge
Redemption is a pretty amazing accomplishment, considering the date of the first ascent. Even today, in sticky shoes, you'll find yourself asking what the heck you're supposed to stand on or hold onto. And with only two bolts, it's sure to keep your complete and utter attention!Start the route from near the center of the southeast face of the Wedge, climb up and left, clipping the first bolt, then continue across to the left arete and a second bolt just below a small (4") overhang. Once you have...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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