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Oak Creek Village  


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.7853, -111.7631 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Jan 16, 2012
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Description 

The Village of Oak Creek lay just south of Sedona proper, and is home to such impressive formations as Courthouse Butte, and Oak Creek Spire just to name a few. Classics include Oak Creek Spires' North Face 5.9+, Coyote Tower 5.10+, and The Prosecutor 5.11-. Though there is not a lot listed here, there is a ton of exploring to be done, especially around Oak Creek Spire.

Getting There 

From the "Y" of 89A and 179 drive south on 179 until you reach the Village of Oak Creek. The GPS Coordinates are for the Village.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',3],['5.11',3],['5.12',2],['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 Oak Creek Village:
North Face/West Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Oak Creek Spire Area : Oak Creek Spire
Coyote Tower   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 400'   Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : Courthouse Butte
Flip Wilson Route (aka I'll be the judge of that!)   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : Courthouse Butte
The Prosecutor   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : Courthouse Butte
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pat brown leading the last pitch of coyote tower

Coyote Tower 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Courthouse Butte
Coyote Tower is an exceptional route with lots of good pitches. From the summit, the views are really cool as well and you'll be amazed at how high up you get. Start as described below.P1) Climb up multi-bulge face (5.8) with bolts to a fixed anchor above. Then scramble up to the base of the second pitch up and left.P2) Crux pitch. There are a couple stiff spots on this pitch, but basically climb in crack system left of a buttress, with an overhanging tight-hands crack at the top to a fixed bela...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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