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The Anvil Boulders make up one of the best bouldering sites in all of Sedona. A short approach and bomber sandstone makes the problems fun.
The Anvil Rock area is located at the north end of Sedona off Highway 89A. Park at the first pullout on the west side of the highway after leaving town. From here, cross the road, jump the barrier and scramble down the steep slope below. Cross Oak Creek at the lowest looking spot then walk east for about three minutes to the boulders. The Anvil Rock sport climbs are located on the cliff band 3 minutes uphill from the boulders.
Weather station 0.8 miles from here
33 Total Routes
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Latest Regional Forum Messages
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jul 9, 2014
I've changed the names of several recently added problems from "unknown" to simple numbers. If anyone out there knows more about these lines, and especially the proper names, please let us know in the comments of those lines. As always, historical info is much appreciated.
From: Phoenix, CO
Nov 2, 2014
This area isn't too hard to find, if you know where to look. The GPS coordinates were off by almost a mile, causing us to get lost and bushwack around for a few hours before finding it! I've moved the coordinates so they're right on top of the Alien Baby boulder now: 34 52' 20.0"N, 111 45' 13.9"W, or 34.872222, -111.753861.
The pullout on the left you want to park at is dirt and can maybe fit about 3-4 cars max. It's just prior to some therapy place on the right side of the road. Google Maps shows it at the intersection of 89A and Loma Casa Ln. Scramble down the slope (it's only about 20 ft high) and cross the creek wherever looks good, then look for cairns heading SSE. You should run into what looks like an old concrete path; the boulders are just E of that.
1 day ago
The parking area is just south of mile marker 375.