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The Anvil Boulders

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Alien Baby Left 
Alien Baby Right 
Big Sexy 
Black Tide 
Campus Problem 
Chill start 
Cornerless Baggie 
Crack Factory 
Dirty Diamonds 
Free Willy 
Hard Jams High Pulls 
Kurt's Traverse 
Lazer Cut 
Loads of Fun 
Mars Attacks 
Nopinyon Arete 
O.B.E. (Out of Body Experience) 
Pocket Problem 
Poopship Destroyer 
Rip Tide 
Sai Baba and the Lord of the Flies 
Shootin For Pulleys 
Slip n' Slide 
Sloper Traverse 
Stems And Seeds 
Tall Crack 
Warm Up Slab 

The Anvil Boulders  

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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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

32 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',22],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Anvil Boulders:
Tall Crack   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 22'   
Pocket Problem   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   
Black Tide   V2 5+ PG13     Boulder, 25'   
Lazer Cut   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
Stems And Seeds   V4-5 6B+     Boulder, 12'   
Sai Baba and the Lord of the Flies   V5 6C     Boulder, 16'   
Alien Baby Left   V5-6 6C+     Boulder, 15'   
Free Willy   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   
Crack Factory   V6 7A     Boulder, 12'   
Alien Baby Right   V9 7C     Boulder, 15'   
Mars Attacks   V9 7C     Boulder, 10'   
Big Sexy   V10-11 8A     Boulder, 15'   
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Featured Route For The Anvil Boulders
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Alien Baby Left V5-6 6C+  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : The Anvil Boulders
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Mark Adams dialing in Black Tide.
Mark Adams dialing in Black Tide.
Nuria sampling some fine sandstone bouldering.
Nuria sampling some fine sandstone bouldering.
Watching the sunset after a great day of bouldering.
Watching the sunset after a great day of boulderin...
Nuria on the warm-up.
Nuria on the warm-up.
The V5+ testpiece of the main boulder.
The V5+ testpiece of the main boulder.
Eliminations abound on this warm-up.
Eliminations abound on this warm-up.
One of the Anvil Boulders at sunset. A hand full of tall problems summit this boulder, including the Nopinyon Arete on the left, and Wordman, the arete partially obscured by the tree.
One of the Anvil Boulders at sunset. A hand full o...

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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.