Oak Creek Spire Rock Climbing
The famous jump-across move on Oak Creek Spire (L....
Oak Creek Spire is a classic double-summited Sedona spire with a rabbit-ears profile. This tower tends to have a lot more loose rock than other towers in Sedona, so a little extra caution (and a HELMET) is advised. The highlight of climbing OCS is the (in)famous "jump move" on the lead of the third pitch, where you have to leap across a gap between the spire's ears to a small stance on the far side. Exciting stuff!
It is considered bad climber karma to appraoch OCS by trespassing through Pine Valley Estates!
From the trailhead off Jacks Canyon Road, hike north on the Ridge Trail (see map). As you approach the top of a hill, a faint trail should lead cross-country to the northeast and Oak Creek Spire. You go down into a wash and then climb up a wash that comes down from the west side of the spire to reach the routes.
Climbing Season For the Oak Creek Village area.
Weather station 4.4 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Oak Creek Spire
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Featured Route For Oak Creek Spire
Beast Master 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a AZ
: Sedona Area
: ... : Oak Creek Spire
Have you climbed 'Southern Revival' and felt a bit...unsatisfied? This 2 bolt variation might leave you feeling a bit less weak. Clip the last bolt on the 1st pitch and move left past bolt to a belay. Now tip your head back and eye the next 39 meters carefully. Snort some 'roids and prepare to get raw ripped. Move left on munge past a bolt and techy tick-tack through the tips crack. Sport layback to a rest and hope you didn't blow all your .5's yet...More sports laybacking up through steep thin...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
The view to the north on top of Oak Creek Spire
Definitely not the correct approach angle