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Weaver's Needle SummitPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Jan 29 2015
rvcarter
Hike & Climb8.10 Miles 3,414 AEG
Hike & Climb8.10 Miles
3,414 ft AEG
 
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This is becoming the hike/climb flavor of the month, since several recent listings have appeared in HAZ and there were about weekly entries in the signin book. Seeing the pics from earlier climbs gave me and my friends Mike and Frank the bug to do it. Thursday was very overcast but a great day for overcoming the steep climbs to get to the base. We took a 60 m rope and placed protection at a few points, but the rope is only needed for about 250 feet up the chimney to the famed chockstone. I'm not sure I want to free climb this section. My hat's off to JJ and Joe, etc. for their January free climb ascent. However, it is not difficult technically. There are a couple of rebars along the way and a great belay station above the chockstone. You won't need a lot of gear, just a couple of cams and nuts, and a few slings. We did it in two pitches, and left a sling and ring at the lowest belay point. We carried our boots, but climbing shoes are plenty even on the upper scramble part.

Amazing views from the top and saddle. We came down the west also, since we left our packs at the last platform. The difficulty of this climb is mostly in the approach which is very steep. There is a pretty good trial, lots of cairns, once you get across the wash and find it.

Saw 5 Bighorn sheep way up on the side, including two lambs. Amazing sight. I'll post my photos, but my track needs some cleaning up because of the time in the chimney. Will post it later.
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