Morning Glory Spire (L.) to Steamboat Rock (R.) fr...
Sedona is a great place to rock climb - situated on the southern end of the Colorado Plateau, Sedona is known for innumerable sandstone spires and towers. While the rock is often soft and routes can be inconsistent in quality, there are many great adventures to be had. Many great cragging routes are also available, as well as bouldering and some basalt climbing at the higher elevations.
Sedona itself is a beautiful place to visit, though a bit on the touristy side. Camping can be found in both pay sites and on National Forest land nearby.
We've separated the Sedona area into three small regions;
Sedona proper includes all the areas around the main part of town, including Cathedral Spires, Marges Draw, Mooses Butte, Damfino Canyon, Mormon Canyon, and much more.
Doing the jump-across off The Mace. I never get tired of this climb. Photo by Wednesday Hugus. Submitted By: Mike on Nov 14, 2007
West Sedona includes all those areas found on this side of town including the Dry Creek Road Areas, Coffee Pot Rock Areas, and more.
A shot of the pitch 2 traverse, Mars Attacks. Submitted By: Richard Fernandez on May 30, 2010
And finally there is Oak Creek Village south of Sedona proper, which is home to such grand formations as Courthouse Butte and Oak Creek Spire.
pat brown leading the last pitch of coyote tower Submitted By: Bennett on Nov 29, 2008
As far as the climbing goes you will either love it or hate it. However, the beauty of the area is undeniable, and keeps a lot of us hungry for more.
Cathedral Rock in Sedona Submitted By: Mike McL on Aug 5, 2008
Sedona sits at the intersection of highways 179 and 89A just south of Flagstaff. Routes are spread throughout many of the spires and canyons in the area.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sedona Area:
Dr. Rubo's has gained in popularity over the last few years as one of Sedona's best moderate multipitch outings. The climbing is pretty dang good, with the awesome splitter crack of the second pitch being the highlight of the ascent. The route sits on Summit Block Rock, found just left (west) of Coffeepot Rock.P1) Climb the obvious slot on the left side of the face to a belay seat at bolts atop the limestone band.P2) Thrutch up through the slot right above the belay to gain the splitter hand cra...[more]Browse More Classics in AZ
By JJ Schlick Administrator From: Flagstaff, AZ Jan 16, 2012
Howdy ya'll, obviously I changed a few things up for the Sedona areas. Should help over time. The Tropics were double posted, and I went with the best description. Thanks for helping make all this info possible.
I'll be in town with family for only a few days in late May and would like to meet up or hire a local guide for a day of climbing in Sedona. Can anyone recommend someone to contact? I'll have only my harness and shoes, but no rack or rope. Thanks!
Come on and get a book Submitted By: manuel rangel on Jun 27, 2012
By toddgordon From: Joshua Tree, California Aug 12, 2012
Hello. Yesterday ( Aug. 10) we climbed Oak Creek Spire,..but unfortunately left about 10 cams on the climb somewhere on one of the ledges;....it was hot and we weren't thinking correctly. If you find them, could you please return them to us;...we will send you a $100 reward if found and returned. Thank you . Todd Gordon and Tucker Tech Joshua Tree, California (760) 366-9395.