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Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 29 2016
rayhuston
Hiking6.57 Miles 1,950 AEG
Hiking6.57 Miles   4 Hrs   32 Mns   1.56 mph
1,950 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
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A few weeks ago while preparing for a different hike, I noticed a way point on a Route Scout topo map: Wicked Wall Spire, located NW of Fremont Saddle out towards West Boulder Canyon. The name had me, so I wanted to go see what it was about.

From Fremont Saddle, I took the route west of the saddle (see Super Dacite Loop) and headed up to the ridge above the saddle. I stayed on this route until it starts to bend SW towards west boulder canyon saddle. I then went off trail in a NW direction following the ridge. I found a cairn, then another, and thought I might be on to something. Until I cliffed out at the end of the cairns. I checked for possible routes down, found one that might work, started down, got skewered by an agave plant partially hidden in some other brush and decided this wasn't a good idea. I'll have to come back up and it will probably be warm by then. Time to call it a day.

On the way back, I noticed what appeared to be an arch in a cluster of hoodoos to my west. Since my Wicked Wall trek didn't work out, I could at least give that a shot. On the way to the arch, I spotted what I think is the Wicked Wall Spire and a possible route out there. I'll have to give that some more thought.

Took a few pics of the arch, then tried to work my up to the top of the cluster of hoodoos. I ran into a wall of vegetation and decided for a second time to call it a day. This time I did.

This was a relatively short, but very enjoyable hike on a gorgeous day in desert.
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