The Beach Areas Rock Climbing
Another shot of Reef Shark. Ben takes a lap on TR.
A nice, sunny cragging area with 2 main walls, the upper beach & lower beach. Great crack routes and, at the upper beach, a couple extremely nice sport routes on super hard rock. Very sunny. Stays warm pretty much all the time.
Park at the Mystic trailhead on Chapel Road. Approach as for the Planetarium, but stay on the trail a little past the Planetarium turn-off until you reach an obvious wash. Turn right (roughly west) and hike/slog up the steep drainage to gain the cliffs directly above The Planetarium.
Climbing Season For the Church Spires Area area.
Weather station 1.4 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Beach Areas
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Beach Areas:
Featured Route For The Beach Areas
Moon Juice 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a AZ
: *Sedona Area
: ... : Upper Beach
Moon Juice is a classic bit of sport climbing sitting high above the church, and for the grade stands out as one of the better sport pitches in Sedona. If it's cold out, this south facing route is guaranteed to warm you up one way or another.Look for the overhanging arete with huecos and large rails! Shares start with Red Sky. Start up vertical face and figure out the tricky low crux, and then pick your way past a heavily pocketed band of stone. Take a quick break at the base of the overhanging...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
Apr 13, 2013
what the descriptions of the beach areas fail to mention is how hard this approach really is...especially for the upper beach areas. lots of loose rock, dirt and steep hiking. great climbing, dont get me wrong but the approach can kill your appetite for hard climbing.
By Dave Meservy
Feb 22, 2014
I found a Women's sports watch at the base of the upper beach-near moon juice. If you lost it, email me back with what type of watch you lost and I will return it to you.