Cathedral Rock Area Rock Climbing
Sunset behind Cathedral Rocks.
Cathedral Rocks area includes the famous Mace as well as some other great routes, located in the complex of mesas and towers just west of 179 from Back O' Beyond Road.
Turn west on Back O' Beyond Road from 179 and drive to the trailhead (south side) near it's end.
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Cathedral Rock Area
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Cathedral Rock Area:
Featured Route For Cathedral Rock Area
The Pirate 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b AZ
: *Sedona Area
: ... : Middle Mesa
This route is a forgotten classic! Go do it!P1 (5.10+) Climb up some tricky but fun terrain (5.10+) past three bolts and some gear to the beginning of the obvious crack system and a rest stance. Crank up the sweet crack, thin hands to hands, until you reach the belay stance below the chimney. Great rock and good pro. Maybe 90 feet.P2 (5.10+) Launch into the surprisingly mellow chimney past three bolts to a short OW section. Above the OW the crack narrows to a sustained and steep hand/finger c...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Latest Regional Forum Messages
By Richard Fernandez
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 2, 2009
Did the Mace on Sunday, Feb 1st. Last pitch is a blast, one of the best pitches I've done in a while. Although I found it a bit harder than 5.9+, more like a 5.10b. Physically demanding route you'll use every part of your body on. Great top out. We opted out of the lean/jump pitch because of 40+ mph winds. Long pants and shirts are useful for the full body jams! Have fun!