I'm feeling "on the verge" of getting some up-dated climbing beta on
this area, which lies inside central AZ's Stewart Pocket of the Tonto
Shown is 4,953' East Tower Rock on the ridge in the foreground,
with 5,727' Cypress Mountain on the left and 5,768' Cypress Ridge (highpoint)
to the right.
The dry creek bed is called Stewart Creek. During the climbing season
in Autumn, the creek is usually running, and must be crossed in order to
climb these peaks.
I'm expecting a GOOD (summer) monsoon season for central Arizona, so it's possible this creek could be running at any time. When it does, I'll try to catch up to it so I can post another picture! :)
Did I say that overnight camping in this area is FREE? Of course, there's
a chance your sleeping partner could very well become ... a
Diamond-backed Rattlesnake. I also sighted a vast number of Javelinas in this
June 8, 2008