Morning Glory 4th Class Route
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Morning Glory Spire Approach
Once in the saddle between Morning Glory and Jap Head boulder up the short headwall then turn left and scramble up. There are a few short borderline 5th class spots where some climbers may want a belay. Top out and enjoy one of the best summits in all of Sedona.
(Three stars for the summit views. One star for the climbing.)
The route starts on the East face of the spire in the Saddle between Morning Glory and Jap Head. Look for the path of least resistance.
A rope and one or two draws for some fixed gear on this route. This is a great route to take a hiker or beginning climber up. There is a fixed baby angle on the spire's summit to clip nervous partners into, but there is not rap anchor. Descent is by downclimbing the route. (This is where the rope may really come in handy...)
By Dave Spies
From: Sedona, AZ
Feb 26, 2012
This is a great summit, and a great place to moon the helicopters :) Ropes would be overkill. I have taken many non climbers up this route. All of the climbing sections are 15-20 feet long off huge ledges and only require a good spotter for the non climbers.