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Desert Spires Introduction

Skill Level:
Fitness Level:
Beginner - Intermediate
Arizona: The Superstitions (Phoenix); Sedona
Arizona: 2019 February 10; 11; 12; 18; 19; March 4; 5
Trip Duration:
1 day

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The rugged and beautiful landscape of Arizona gives birth to some of the coolest terrain on Earth.  High elevation temples of the Grand Canyon, the rich red and steep Spires of Sedona and the craggy Sonoran desert landscape of the Superstitions.  There are Desert summits of every kind for every time of year.  Whether you have a specific climb in mind or are open to suggestions please call our offices and we’ll steer you towards a climb that will get you completely hooked.

Program Overview:

Learn to rock climb while getting to the top of a technical Desert summit.  All of these trips are run similar to our Beginning rock Climbing course although there will be more hiking and you’ll work a bit harder.  You will also be more exposed so if you are working on a fear of heights you'll want to start with our Beginning Rock Climbing or Single Day Canyoneering.

Climbing skills you will learn:

  • Introduction to basic terminology
  • Introduction of rock climbing gear
  • Selection of rock climbing gear
  • Belayer/Climber commands and rope work
  • Rock climbing techniques
  • Movement on the rock
  • Learning to rappel
  • Introduction to lead climbing

Itinerary:  Meet the group in a variety of possible locations within an hour driving distance from down town Phoenix.  Usually meet around 8am.  Quick gear check and off to the trail head.  Hike in can range from 1 – 2 hours.  Once at our destination time will be spent learning basic skills before embarking on single pitch summit climb or multiple climbs followed by a rappel off of the summit.  Expect to get back to cars between 4 and 6 pm.