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The Church Wall hosts everything from single pitch splitter cracks and sport lines to multiple pitch trad lines and a grade IV aid route. The wall faces due south so warmth and sun are the norms.
Turn off Highway 179 onto Chapel Road heading east. Before reaching the gate and Chapel of the Holy Cross parking area, park in a pullout on the north side of the road. Walk through the chapel parking area and pick up a climbers trail on the eastern edge of the parking area.
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Castles in the Sand 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Church Wall
Castles In the Sand is a gorgeous line, and a burly route. This stunning neo classic is a must do if you are in the area. Pitch 1. 5.11- Climb striking off fingers/small hands crack in left facing dihedral. Belay below roof.Pitch 2. 5.11+ Rodeo time! Climbing out the roof crack, and riding the lip of the roof like a bull is the crux of the route. Continue up moderate crack to a belay just under the largest roof above you. Pitch 3. 5.11 A classic roof pitch that may remind you of Coatamundi...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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