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Weaver’s Needle in the Superstition Mountains.

If You Go:

Head south on the Beeline Highway from Payson to the Bush Highway turnoff. Take the Bush Highway past Saguaro Lake to Usery Pass Road and turn left. Turn right at University Drive and get on Highway 202 south. Take Highway 60 east toward Globe.

Most guidebooks claim the 5.0 climb is easy technically. But like all climbs, there remains an element of danger.

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Out of rope

A father and a daughter find their footing on a revealing trek to the heart of the Superstitions

After hiking four hours and climbing up more than 3,400 feet, I stood with a mere 10 feet of rope in my hands. Above me, my father clung to the side of the spire only a few feet from the top.

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