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Marg's Draw Area  

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An agave near it's final bloom in Margs Draw.


Marg's Draw area is a wonderfully wild area located southeast of a border formed by highway 179 along the west and Schnebley Hill Road along the north. This area contains a vast number of towers and spires with some really good climbing on them. This is a great place to visit, whatever the reason!!

Getting There 

If you drive south on 179 from the "Y" in Sedona, then turn east on the road just south of the small Circle K, you can park at the Marg's Draw Trailhead. Follow signs to the trail, then access formations as described individually.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.2 miles from here

19 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Marg's Draw Area:
North Face   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 200'   Firecat Spire
Tenacious Calculus   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Tenacious Calculus Spire
The Fisher King   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 380'   Heart of Marg's Draw.
Southwest Face   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b A0     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 400'   King Crimson
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Steve Grossman leading the first pitch of the Southwest Face. The route traverses right via bolts at the obvious roof to gain the continuous line of cracks above.

Southwest Face 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b A0  AZ : Sedona Area : ... : King Crimson
After several exploratory attempts to free climb the first ascent of the tower from the notch, we faced the fact that an aid climb would be required to summit. And no more spectacular aid climb could be found than the series of shallow corners that split the southwest face. In late winter, we hiked loads of aid gear into the tower, and Grossman spent the day leading the first pitch. We fixed a rope with plans to return the next day and finish, but winter arrived (note to skiers: if you ever want...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Climbers on Fisher King.
Climbers on Fisher King.
East end of Marg's Draw.  There is one two pitch line back here.  Aside from the helicoptors it feels remote.
East end of Marg's Draw. There is one two pitch l...
Marg's Draw looking at it from the east.  This is the main ampitheater which includes Fisher King, Gunshy, Firecat Spire.
Marg's Draw looking at it from the east. This is ...
A good sized scorpion we ran across on the Gunshy Wall...
A good sized scorpion we ran across on the Gunshy ...

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