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Moose's Butte Area

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Flying Buttress 
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Moose's Butte Area  


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Elevation: 4,500'
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Description 

This area includes the towers and formations found on the ridgeline that runs roughly east/west along highway 89 where it starts up Oak Creek Canyon. I'll add a better description later...

Formations include (but not limited to): Pointed Dome, Queen Victoria, Moose's Butte, Teapot Rock, etc.

Getting There 

Routes in this area are approached from parking off Schnebly Hill Road. Parking and approach instructions included for the formations/routes individually.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.2 miles from here

16 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',4],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Moose's Butte Area:
Regular Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Queen Victoria
Epitaph   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   Flying Buttress
Technicolor Corner   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Flying Buttress
Moose's Butte Regular Route   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   The Moose's Butte
Skyline   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 4 pitches   The Moose's Butte
Wild Wild West   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 300'   The Teapot
Pope's Dick   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 4 pitches, 70'   The Moose's Butte
Arch Enemy   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 400'   Flying Buttress
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Epitaph 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Flying Buttress
This is a great route up a huge corner then out an equally huge roof. If MP.com had an option to rate this 5.9+++ I would have rated it so. It gets shade in the am & a mix of sun & shade in the pm.Most people only do the first 3 pitches then rap, which is what we did. As the guidebook says: "If you are going to the top make sure your affairs are in order." If anyone here has climbed all the way to the top please contribute the info. P1: Start up easier ground through some loose rock to good...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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