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Dry Creek Spire

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Dry Creek Spire T 
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Dry Creek Spire Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,000'
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Submitted By: Mike on Jul 12, 2011
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The southern-most of the 3 crags, there are several nice routes here. The approach is short & easy by Sedona standards, and the climbs are well-equipped. Most climbs are roughly south-facing, and secluded in a small east to west drainage.

Getting There 

From the parking area, cross the road and follow the drainage that heads roughly south from right where the road bends left. Follow this drainage for 10-15 minutes or so until the cliff & spires appear on the left. Hike/scramble/bushwhack up and left to the rock, then contour around the southern face.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Dry Creek Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dry Creek Spire:
Dry Creek Spire   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
The Happy Ending   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
Black Arrow   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 330'   
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Featured Route For Dry Creek Spire
Rock Climbing Photo: Manny leading the second (crux) pitch of Black Arr...

Black Arrow 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : *Sedona Area : ... : Dry Creek Spire
P1: (5.9) A short pitch. Climb up and left past a couple bolts to the limestone band. Place a small-ish piece, the up and left to a bolted belay. P2: (5.10) Up and left to a hand crack. Up the crack to a bulge with a finger crack. Climb this (crux) to a nice crack above, then slightly left to a bolted belay.P3: (5.9/5.10) Continue up a nice hand crack to a roof. Traverse left under the roof to a bolt, which protects a reachy move (maybe height dependant?) then up & left to a bolted anchor....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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