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The routes of Mormon Canyon are back country adventure routes of a serious nature. Approaches are 1 to 1.5 hours but are well worth the sweat.
Turn off of highway 89A onto Jordan Road. At the "T" junction turn left and drive past the Adobe style homes following Forest Access signs and onto the dirt road. The parking area at the end of this road has been recently renovated and the old shooting range is gone. Park, drop into the drainage on the right and turn left. Mormon Canyon is accessed by hiking up this wash.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Mormon Canyon:
Goliath 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 200'
Earth Angel 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a Trad, 6 pitches, 700'
Duck for Cover 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
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Duck for Cover 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 5c AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Mormon Canyon
This is an amazing route if you like hand cracks and face climbing. Mostly well protected, with just the right amount of spice. It gets all day shade so is a good warm weather choice.Pitch 1) 5.11 140' Climb fingers in a straight in corner. Switch cracks to a hand crack thru a roof. Traverse 10' and up a steepening hand crack to a 2-bolt belay. Be careful to conserve #2 Camalots. This pitch can be split in two by belaying before or after the traverse. Pitch 2) 5.10- 100' Scramble on...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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