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Steamboat Rock/Midgley Bridge Area

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Steamboat Rock/Midgley Bridge Area  


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Elevation: 5,000'
Location: 34.88934, -111.75151 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

This area is located just northwest of Midgley Bridge, up on a prominent step of sandstone. From the parking area at Midgley Bridge, you will be able to see Steamboat Rock prominently, and the tops of Princess and Tisha Spire formations as well.

Getting There 

From the Midgley Bridge parking area, take the Wilson Canyon Trail to the Jim Thompson Trail turnoff, then after about five minutes on the JTT, turn uphill and gain the ridge above that is followed to Steamboat and access to Princess and Tisha.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.8 miles from here

40 Total Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',12],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',6],['5.10',13],['5.11',13],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',3],['V4-5',1],['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 Steamboat Rock/Midgley Bridge Area:
Happy Ending   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Super Crack Tower
Tofurkey   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Super Crack Tower
North Face Route   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 280'   Super Crack Tower
Consumation Crack    5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Super Crack Tower
Pre-Marital Sex   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Super Crack Tower
Window of Opportunity   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Super Crack Tower
The Windows Route   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 220'   Super Crack Tower
Turkish Bride   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b R     Trad, 4 pitches, 220'   Super Crack Tower
X-tra Marital Sex   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   Super Crack Tower
Shotgun Wedding   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Super Crack Tower
Inception   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 350'   Super Crack Tower
Flight of the Anasazi   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   The Acropolis
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Featured Route For Steamboat Rock/Midgley Bridge Area
Mike on the FA of the wild 2nd pitch!

The Windows Route 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Super Crack Tower
A great route on a great tower with stunning scenery and no crowds. The climb starts up a face about 15' left (up-gully) of the left side of the obvious corner/gully on the North Face. From Turkish Bride, walk up and left up "The Bowling Alley" to just past the big corner system shown on the Turkish Bride topo.P1: Walk up the gully (left) for about 15', then traverse right to the first bolt. You can see the bolt from the ground, but not from the start of the traverse. Continue up some funky...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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More sandstone up by Super Crack Tower. November 2...
More sandstone up by Super Crack Tower. November 2...
Nuria in the foreground and Migdley bridge  way fa...
Nuria in the foreground and Migdley bridge way fa...
Schnebly Hill and Coconino sandstone formations to...
Schnebly Hill and Coconino sandstone formations to...
Flying Buttress and moon. November 2007
Flying Buttress and moon. November 2007

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