Weavers Needle Climber's Log

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rtgomez90

rtgomez90 - May 4, 2017 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Dec 4, 2016

Low key adventure  Sucess!

Camped below the needle. Enjoyed this one.

austinfarnworth

austinfarnworth - Jan 4, 2017 1:03 am Date Climbed: Dec 30, 2016

West chimney  Sucess!

Group of seven people, youngest 10 years old. Only felt the need to rope up past the pipe under the chokestone. The rock is bad and rock shoes are helpfull. Car to car in 10 hours.

jdmorehouse

jdmorehouse - May 9, 2016 4:01 pm Date Climbed: May 7, 2016

Cold Front  Sucess!

A cold front came in and pushed the temperatures down by 20-25 degrees, so a May climb of the Needle suddenly became possible. I climbed solo, carried a 60 meter rope for the rappels, and all went well.

Carpediemx20

Carpediemx20 - Oct 7, 2015 11:07 pm Date Climbed: Mar 20, 2014

Free Solo'd West Chimney  Sucess!

Free Solo'd West Chimney around 11am. I was by myself and didn't know what to expect. Didn't have any gear other then a helmet. I was hoping to find others there with a rope already climbing so I could use my harness. I almost climbed over the top until I saw the eye of the needle down below. I eneded up crawled through the small opening on my hands and knees. Definitely changed the way I looked at climbing and pushed myself to a new level overall. Down climbed same route still no rope harness. A very real experience that made all my senses feel alive. I am looking forward to finding new places around the valley that offer similar challenges. There is a register at the top in an ammo box to top off the day. Greg K.

jdmorehouse

jdmorehouse - Jan 5, 2015 8:58 am Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2014

East Side  Sucess!

A six a.m. start, and all went well. Still much water along the way from a recent round of storms. There are three belay stations on the needle now, all with good webbing. The lowest did not have a rapide ring, so I left mine.

seano

seano - Dec 16, 2014 1:07 pm Date Climbed: Dec 14, 2014

West side  Sucess!

A fun, short day with amazing scenery. I was glad to have rock shoes on the way up, and a rope for the way down, as the climb around the chockstone is fairly steep and face-y. Above the notch seemed no harder than 4th class. One rope is plenty for the descent; you can make a second rappel from one of the old pipes. Trip report.

MoapaPk

MoapaPk - Dec 25, 2013 10:07 am Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2013

East side chute  Sucess!

With Tracy F and CP0915 (much thanks for camaderie and help). A bit less than 7 hrs car to car -- CP alone probably could have done it in 5 hours, but he waited patiently.

Comments on time of year: Judging by ice on Superstition at <4000' (seen the previous day) , the west side of Weaver may have been a little too interesting. To make up for the short days, we started by Headlamp a bit after 6AM MST. Weather was pleasantly cool, and we hit water along the way. The east side was in the sun in the morning.

Tracy

Tracy - Dec 24, 2013 3:00 pm Date Climbed: Dec 23, 2013

via east side  Sucess!

Fun day in the Superstitions. Thanks go to cp0915 and moapapk who invited me along!

Watson

Watson - Mar 6, 2013 11:11 pm Date Climbed: Mar 3, 2012

West Chimney  Sucess!

Climbed the west chimney with RobB. Only used ropes for the rappels.

mhengst

mhengst - Apr 9, 2012 6:26 pm Date Climbed: Apr 7, 2012

Western Route Second Time  Sucess!

Came out for a three day to do this, Buzzards Roost, and Superstition via Hieroglyph Canyon.

This was the second time Jack Kieffer, Jen Blackie, and myself have done Weavers. This time we had 7 people and rockfall became a real issue on the last pitch but its an awesome climb overall.

DougHemken

DougHemken - Oct 24, 2011 1:15 pm Date Climbed: Oct 17, 2011

East Chimney  Sucess!

with Mike Allex

Daria

Daria - Oct 22, 2011 9:42 pm Date Climbed: Oct 5, 2011

from Fremont Saddle  Sucess!

What an awesome peak, 7.5 hours car to car

Sirena

Sirena - Mar 8, 2011 10:20 am Date Climbed: Feb 26, 2011

via Peralta Trail  Sucess!

A fun climb to the top of an Arizona landmark! Read my report at:

http://desertsirena.wordpress.com/2011/03/04/climbing-the-weavers-needle/

mhengst

mhengst - Jan 4, 2011 1:32 pm Date Climbed: Jan 1, 2011

West Chimney On New Years  Sucess!

Car camped at Peralta Campground (a rather nondescript dirt pullout) hiked in over Fremont Saddle to climb Weaver's from the west. Ice on the rock lower down made the 3rd class approach interesting and we had large chunks of ice falling from the cliffs to the left of the chimney.

Someone has placed bolts near the metal stakes mentioned on the peak guides though I still used cams for the section right underneath the chockstone. Once above that we didn't use the rope until the rap down which was also off a bolted anchor. Hiked out in the dark down an icy trail.

Overall a great climb.

leftfield

leftfield - Mar 25, 2010 1:39 pm Date Climbed: Mar 23, 2010

West Chimney  Sucess!

Went up this with members of the Arizona Mountaineering Club on a private climb. Right at the edge of my modest rock skills. Not the best weather conditions but great leadership.

sbkelley

sbkelley - Mar 7, 2010 2:17 am Date Climbed: Mar 6, 2010

West Chimney  Sucess!

Great adventure and fun climb. The hike up to the base takes more energy than the climb itself. There were four of us, and we roped up the "chockstone pitch", though it could certainly be free-climbed. Huge holds everywhere. Breezy day, great weather, and the rappel off the summit pitch was a true highlight! Lots of helicopters buzzing around, but no other climbers on the mountain today

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Jan 4, 2010 10:07 pm Date Climbed: Dec 31, 2009

Via West Chimney  Sucess!

As Deb said, we're pretty sure we were last set of footprints on the summit in 2009. Pretty easy climb via the West Chimney. Wine and fruit cake....plus a few New Years Eve kisses to boot! Great times with Deb...AGAIN! :)

Dave Daly

Dave Daly - Jan 4, 2010 10:02 pm

Re: Peralta Trail

You made the summit using the trail??????

NCclimber

NCclimber - Mar 23, 2009 8:49 am Date Climbed: Mar 21, 2009

Route Climbed: Fourth Class east route  Sucess!

A much easier climb to the notch from the east, but there is no trail to the base. The rattlesnakes love the morning sun on this side, watch out. It made for a long, hot day car to car from 6am to 4pm. Came back down on the west side, took the more established Peralta Trail. Made it back to Scottsdale just in time for a wedding!

sistinas

sistinas - Jan 6, 2009 12:38 pm Date Climbed: Jan 2, 2009

West Chimney via the Peralta Trail  Sucess!

Super fun! It was a beautiful day - tank top weather in the dead of "winter". Bring headlamps if you're planning on doing it in a day in the winter, and helmets because there's a fair bit of rock fall. The approach will take more out of you than the climb. Watch for cacti!

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