A view from Sedona Scenic Cruise looking north, yo...
Sedona is a cherished land for many climbers. This soft sandstone, high desert paradise delivers multi pitch spire adventures, as well as trad and sport crags spread out across this region. Sedona proper includes such stunning formations as the Cathedral Spires, The Christianity Spires, Earth Angel Spire, Marges Draw, and many more. The list of excellent routes is long, and their call to adventure can be deafening. Whether you are dueling with the old school classics, or styling your way up a new school test piece, Sedona has something for everyone, as long as you don't mind a little grit in your teeth, and a slight nervousness in your stomach.
Sedona is located approximately 30 miles south of Flagstaff on hwy 89A. GPS coordinates are for the "Y" where highway 179 joins 89A.
Weather station 0.2 miles from here
179 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',22],['3 Stars',75],['2 Stars',60],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',2]
Classic Climbing Routes in Sedona
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sedona:
Featured Route For Sedona
Thumbs Up 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a AZ
: *Sedona Area
: ... : Gunshy wall
Thumbs Up is a split personality line that offers with classic but varied climbing. The line was first eyed by Nick Gillespie and Cullen Kirk but Nick tragically died in an avalanche before getting to start the climb. The formation is named Gillespie Butte in his honor. Kirk, along with Eric Frye and Steve Till, did the FA of the formation via the original route. While the original route was quality, the real allure was the summit headwall, which yielded a hard pitch in an amazing position. ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
BETA PHOTO: Sedona Overview Map
Amazing view from a tower top
From: CO / NM
Mar 28, 2012
What is the best place in/near Sedona for cragging? We will have party members that are straight off the couch, so the location with the easiest ratings would be best.
By Robbie Brown
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 21, 2012
pumphouse wash has easy stuff