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Sedona  


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.8661, -111.7637 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

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.


Getting There 

Sedona is located approximately 30 miles south of Flagstaff on hwy 89A. GPS coordinates are for the "Y" where highway 179 joins 89A.

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.2 miles from here

159 Total Routes

['4 Stars',18],['3 Stars',62],['2 Stars',57],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',2]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sedona:
Sedona's Scenic Cruise    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   Gibraltar Rock
Epitaph   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   Moose's Butte Area : Flying Buttress
Original Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Cathedral Rock Area : The Mace
Earth Angel   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   Mormon Canyon
The Windows Route   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 220'   Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : Super Crack Tower
Touched By An Angel   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 650'   Mormon Canyon
Wild Wild West   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 300'   Moose's Butte Area : The Teapot
Vortex in a Can   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Cathedral Rock Area : South Mesa
Trundlers Club   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 5 pitches, 350'   Church Spires Area : Trundler's Club Buttress
The Fisher King   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 380'   Marg's Draw Area : Heart of Marg's Draw.
Castles in the Sand   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 150'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Church Wall
Inception   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 350'   Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : Super Crack Tower
Arch Enemy   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 400'   Moose's Butte Area : Flying Buttress
Watchtower AKA Last Temptation   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Lower Religion Wall
Pussy Mind Trick (PMT)   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   Church Spires Area : Trundler's Club Buttress
Alpine Follies Hangover   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Upper Religion Wall
Southwest Face   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b A0     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 400'   Marg's Draw Area : King Crimson
Shangri-La   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 5 pitches, 350'   Lost Canyon
Mission To Mars   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Church Spires Area : The Planetarium
Galactic Hitchhiker   5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Church Spires Area : The Planetarium
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Featured Route For Sedona
The Watchtower.  Tips and crimps at steep start an...

Watchtower AKA Last Temptation 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Lower Religion Wall
Super Classic dihedral on the Watchtower formation. Goes from crimps, to tips, to ever widening hands at the end of pitch one. Hardly anybody does the second pitch, and there is a pretty good reason for that....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By ozman
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