Trail ran this before going to the Fiesta Bowl and seeing one of the greatest games ever. The weather was great (Sunny 60F)and this has to be one of the best "urban" (within 45 minutes of Phoenix) mountains in the lower 48. This is a classic desert scramble complete with Class 3+ finish, cacti everywhere, and a sweet ridgeline.
Great desert climbing that I am definitely not used to. Had a blast climbing and jumping around on the hoodoo platform things. Lots of potential rfor rock climbing now that I think of that. Too bad I wasn't into that yet when I was there.
Route Climbed: Boulder Trail Date Climbed: February 4, 2006
Hiked to the summit and then out to Peak 4,869 and a little beyond. The hoodoos make this a unique summit with great views of the whole range. The Boulder Trail was almost impossible to follow but it was still relatively easy to ascend the canyon.