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Dry Creek Road Area Rock Climbing 


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A big (300ft) unclimbed? wall in long canyon.

Description 

This area is in the westernmost part of Sedona and (interestingly enough) located off Dry Creek Road, north of highway 89.

Getting There 

Drive west on 89 to reach Dry Creek Road, then head north. The road turns to dirt after a while. Continue to parking as described for routes here.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

44 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',14],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',4],['5.8',2],['5.9',7],['5.10',21],['5.11',9],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dry Creek Road Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dry Creek Road Area:
Basketball Dome   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   Boynton Canyon
Ursa Minor   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   Bear Mountain Area : Bear Mountain
Mars Attacks   5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   The Fin
Original Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Dry Creek Spires : Ten Minute Spire
Original Bandito Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Boynton Canyon
Free Beer   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Dry Creek Spires : Beer Bottle Spire
East Fayce   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   Bear Mountain Area : Fay Canyon
Tiptoe Through the 2 Lips   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   Long Canyon
2 Legit 2 Quit    5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Bear Mountain Area : Fay Canyon
The Happy Ending   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Dry Creek Spires : Dry Creek Spire
Black Arrow   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 330'   Dry Creek Spires : Dry Creek Spire
Spaceballs   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   The Fin
Big Corner   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   The Fin
Tomahawk Tower   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Brins Mesa
Aladdin's Lamp   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Brins Mesa
Oski   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Bear Mountain Area : Fay Canyon
Stone IPA   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Dry Creek Spires : Beer Bottle Spire
Desert Mule   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 225'   Secret Canyon
The Golden Spike   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   H.S. Canyon
Red Planet   5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   The Fin
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Featured Route For Dry Creek Road Area
Rock Climbing Photo: Pitch 2

Tomahawk Tower 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c  AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Brins Mesa
The Tomahawk is a two pitch tower, Second pitch is worth the walk, very cool. Thin to small hands to OW to hands to very cool roof move, use slings and watch your rope drag and you can cruise all the way to the summit for a good gear anchor. First pitch is thought provoking Sedona face climbing past three bolts two old and rust one new and shiney! Build an anchor on the spacious ledge. Very cool rap off the back off of good anchors 2x60m to the ground, bummer to have to carry two ropes but unl...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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