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Dry Creek Road Area Rock Climbing 

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


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

46 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',16],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',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 : Boynton Canyon Spires
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 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   The Fin
Original Bandito   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Boynton Canyon : Boynton Canyon Spires
Original Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Dry Creek Spires : Ten Minute Spire
East Fayce   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   Bear Mountain Area : Fay Canyon
Free Beer   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Dry Creek Spires : Beer Bottle Spire
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
Aladdin's Lamp   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Brins Mesa
Tomahawk Tower   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Brins Mesa
Stone IPA   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Dry Creek Spires : Beer Bottle Spire
Oski   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Bear Mountain Area : Fay Canyon
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: Joe Garcia passing the second roof of P1 on The Go...

The Golden Spike 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  AZ : Sedona Area : ... : H.S. Canyon
This is an outstanding climb up a long, sustained, & aesthetic line on mostly bullet-hard rock. You get some of everything on this route, from tips to chimney, plus a face-y crux. Once at the base, it would be pretty hard to get off-route.P1: (5.11-) Climb the left side of the small pillar, then continue up the clean fingers corner. Pass a small roof to the left, then continue up crack past another roof to 2-bolt anchor with fixed 'biners. (maybe 140'???)P2: (5.11+) Continue up crack, passin...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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