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Spider Walk - Superstition Wilderness (Official AMC Outing)

Spider Walk

Event: Spider Walk (YDS 5.7, 4-5 pitches) in the Superstition Mountains (link).

When: Saturday, March 16, 2013.

Where to Meet: Meet at The Macaroni Grill at Stapley & US60 in Mesa (link).

Directions: Macaroni Grill to Lost Dutchman State Park (link).

Plan: Meet at The Macaroni Grill at 06:30 AM. Consolidate into one vehicle, and head for Lost Dutchman State Park by 06:40; Arrive at Lost Dutchman State Park by 07:10, and hike out by 07:15. Hike with purpose to arrive at the base of the climb no later than 08:45. Gear up, and start climbing by 09:00. Estimating 75 minutes per pitch, the rope team should top-out by 14:00. Estimating an additional 90 minutes to safely rappel to the ground. Pack gear, and hike out to the cars by 17:00. Return to Macaroni Grill by 18:00.

What to Bring:

  • Rock climbing gear: Harness, ATC belay device, four (4) locking carabiners, rock shoes, personal anchor, prusiks, belay/rappel gloves. Helmets are required for all participants.
  • Warm clothes: Know the weather forecast, and anticipate the weather. It may make sense to bring a fleece beanie, a down sweater & a windproof shell. You will be sitting for extended periods of time at the belays.
  • Personal gear: Personal first aid kit, sunscreen, sunglasses, camera. A small pack may be appropriate to carry your clothes and other personal items.
  • Food & Water: 2-3 liters of water recommended for an outing of this duration. Bring a lunch and/or snacks.
  • Cash for State Park gate fees, and gas money for your carpool driver.


  • This outing is restricted to current AMC members, and is on a skills-restricted first come, first served basis.
  • There is a possibility that bees may be encountered on the climbing route. Anyone with a known bee allergy is asked to refrain from signing up.

Leadership: Frank Vers. Douglas Matson will be assisting.

Climbing is a personal choice and requires personal responsibility. Climbing and associated activities are dangerous and can result in injury and/or death. Climbing exposes you to risks. Risks are not eliminated by training, or skill. By your participation in any AMC activity or event, you accept and assume any and all risks, including those created by negligence, connected to such activity or event.

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  • Murthy

    I have a new (used once) 9.8mm x 70m rope if needed..

    March 11, 2013

  • Jeff W.

    Yea, is this a warmup for the Grad Climb the following week?

    March 11, 2013

  • Jacob A. H.

    I guess this mean you won't be with the basic ORC class in the McDowells :-)

    March 11, 2013

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