North America, United States, Arizona, Superstition Mountain, West Face
Superstition Mountain, West Face. From the vicinity of Blue Bird Mine Kris Walker and I approached the obvious Flatiron Buttress by hiking up the Syphon Draw trail. The route we climbed on February 27, 1971 ascends the obvious prow. A general selection of nuts and pitons up to two-inches-wide is adequate. To date, the Forrest-Garbert route on the right (1965) and the “Evil Edge” (1971) are the only routes on this beautiful buttress. This fairly solid rhyolite formation should yield many fine grade II and IV routes in future years.