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Weaver's Needle Summit - East c4 RoutePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 26 2014
joebartels
Hiking8.45 Miles 3,023 AEG
Hiking8.45 Miles   5 Hrs   44 Mns   1.95 mph
3,023 ft AEG   1 Hour   24 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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Two days ago I stumbled upon Sid's crosscut triplog. He mentioned a c4 route on the east. jj had already done the popular west side and thought there may indeed be a c4 route on the flip side. Dave wasn't convinced as he'd gandered the east in the past. However I thought with his spanking new "I'm a Brahma Pimp" bumper sticker he's sportin' he might see it in a different light.

In the back of my mind I had a 60% success rate. For over a decade I've pretty much been able to take Sid's advice to the bank. On the flip side Brahma pushed me back a tad with a c4 route that required upper body strength outta my league. Big whoop... any hike in the Superstitions is a good hike in my mind so off we went to check it out.

From the bottom the route looked better than I'd hoped. jj went up the pitch. I threw him a 7mm before he got out of my stellar ten foot throwing radius. Next I took a stab. Going up wasn't that bad. After 15 feet I wanted to be sure I could get down. Stretching to a foot hold I got a foot cramp. That flipped the forget it switch.

Dave and I took a longer than jj approved time measuring ropes. "Hold tight"... "jesus what's going on down there". Okay concentrate... how do we tie a heimlich I mean klemhiest knot. We figured it out then both ascended in sound mind knowing we could get down without issue.

There is a lot more scrambling but nothing of major concern. The top was cool. I was pretty much in disbelief it was real and actually happened. jj free climbed down the pitch while Dave and I rappelled. I look forward to coming back with sleep and trying without the rope.

4 outta 5, it's not a Temple...

Took 4 quarts, consumed 2.
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