Fremont Peak

Fremont Peak 4180′ Superstition Mountains Total Time: 5:00 Distance: 6.3 miles Elevation Gain: 1980′ Crux: Class 3 Trailhead: Peralta Trail, pit toilets I had been neglecting the Superstitions since my big outing on Weavers Needle, and had yet to head back since the weather cooled down for the season. So needless to say, I jumped […]

Woolsey Peak

Woolsey Peak 3171′ Total Time: 3:00 Distance: 4.6 miles Elevation Gain: 2000′ Crux: Class 2-3 Trailhead: Agua Caliente Road, High Clearance required for the last 3 miles Woolsey Peak in central Arizona is a prominent dome shaped mountain on the skyline of Gila Bend and one of Arizona’s P2K summits. Visible from Phoenix and the […]

The Praying Monk

The Praying Monk 2,034′ Total Time: 4:45 Roundtrip Mileage: 1.5 miles Elevation Gain: 800′ Crux: 5.6 Trailhead: Echo Canyon, full services Companions: Holly, Emily, Alex Wallace The Praying Monk is a rite of passage for Phoenix rock climbers. Sitting on the northwest slopes of Camelback Mountain in central Phoenix, this free standing tower is named […]

Silver Peak

Silver Peak 8,008′ Arizona Alpine Total Time: 4:45 Roundtrip Mileage: 9.8 Elevation Gain: 3,250′ Crux: N/A Trailhead: Sky Islands Trail Continued… Silver Peak in the eastern Chiricahua Mountains is one of the most remote P2Ks in the state. In the very undeveloped no-man’s-land at the southern AZ/NM border, Silver Peak is hidden from sight by […]

Chiricahua Peak

Chiricahua Peak 9,760′ and 9 others Arizona Alpine Total Time: 14:20 Roundtrip Mileage: 30.2 Elevation Gain: 8,440′ Crux: Class 2 Trailhead: Rustler Park The Chiricahua Mountains are one of Southern Arizona’s sky islands, rising to nearly 10,000′ from the desert near the border with Mexico. Home to several summits with over 2,000′ of prominence, Chiricahua […]

Pine Mountain

Pine Mountain 6814′ Tonto National Forest Total Time: 4:32 Roundtrip Mileage: 10.9 Elevation Gain: 3,400′ Crux: N/A Trailhead: Salt Flat/ Pine Mountain Wilderness, no services Pine Mountain in northern Tonto National Forest is an obscure and relatively hidden summit. The mountain slowly rises from broad grassy plateaus from the west, and is only visible from […]

O’Neill Butte

O’Neill Butte 6,071′ Grand Canyon National Park Total Time: 8:30 Roundtrip Mileage: 4.9 Elevation Gain: 2,010′ Crux: 5.0 Trailhead: South Kaibab Trail, full services Companions: Justin Shelton and Brian Joseph Along the South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park stands O’Neill Butte, a prominent Supai sandstone summit admired by 1,000s of hikers each year. […]