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
17 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',8],['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
Vortex in a Can 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b AZ
: *Sedona Area
: ... : South Mesa
P1: Clip a couple bolts then head left into a layback flake. Climb this until it seems like it's going to disappear, then head right over a small roof, where you will find another bolt.P2: Move over easy slab with bolts.P3: The crux. Move left from the belay up a steep arete into a corner. Move right out of the corner over steep ground to clip a couple bolts. Then head right again and up. Finish back to the left over steep jugs to a chain anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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!
By Kevin Kent
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 7, 2015
What are the names of the small tower/fins between South Mesa and Middle Mesa?
Also what is the name of this tower which is attached at the bottom to South Mesa?
What is this mystery tower on the NE end of South Mesa? It has an anchor atop the south face.