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H.S. Canyon Rock Climbing 

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A remote & very scenic area with few established routes and heaps of potential. Steep, tall walls of mostly super-hard coconino sandstone reward the few who venture this far.

Getting There 

When the road turns to dirt, check the odometer and drive about 3.5 miles to the signed Secret Canyon Trailhead on the left. This is roughly 1 mile past the signed Brins Mesa Trailhead.

Hike the Secret Canyon Trail for around 1/2 mile, then turn left on the signed H.S. Canyon Trail. Follow this for roughly 2 miles until it ends in H.S. Canyon at a large cairn. From there you can look up to the left and see obvious large, steep wall. There are other nice walls with lots of potential on the way, so look around.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.9 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in H.S. Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for H.S. Canyon:
The Golden Spike   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   
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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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