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The Hand

Page Type: Mountain/Rock

Location: Arizona, United States, North America

Object Title: The Hand

Elevation: 2930 ft / 893 m

 

Page By: Mjollnir

Created/Edited: Feb 18, 2003 / Feb 19, 2003

Object ID: 151486

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Overview


The Hand is a 160ft rock fin located in Arizona's Superstition Mountains.

Getting There


Take US 60 east to Highway 88. Take Highway 88 north about 8 miles to the well marked Lost Dutchman State Park. Turn into the park, there is a $6 day use fee here. Just past the ranger station the road forks, go left to the Cholla Day Use Area. Park here and take Trail #56 (called Treasure Loop). You will be able to see The Hand after a short distance and the main trail takes you up to a smaller trail that will take you right to the base of The Hand (it's really obvious - just keep heading straight for it).

Red Tape


$6 day use fee at the Ranger Station. $12 if you want to stay at the over civilized "campground" (35 spots available - facilities include shelters, toilets, showers, & water). Call the ranger station if you have any other questions: 480-982-4485

When To Climb


Fall and Winter are best. Arizona gets rather hot in the summer.

Images

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Approaching the second belay...Climber on third pitch of...Looking down from the second...The HandRappel from "The Hand" Fun!Looking down from the 160+...j
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