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The Doctor's Office & The Pharmacy

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Antibiotic, The S 
BP Cuff S 
Brain Salad Surgery S 
Cardiac Corner T 
Compound Fracture T 
Cool Reception S 
Deviated Septum S 
Excited Delirium T 
Free Refills S 
Herbal Remedy S 
House Calls S 
Iron Rod S 
Magnetic Resonance S 
Melonoma S 
Moss Man T 
Nasal Reflux S 
Night Nurse, The S 
No Appointment Necessary S 
Pharm Boy S 
Pharmacist, The T,S 
Return Visit (variation) S 
Scrubs S 
Shock Doc S 
Short Assistant, The S 
Side Effects S 
Synethesia AKA Linger Fickin Good! T 
Timed Release (variation) S 
Tourette's T,S 
Unlicensed Practitioner S 

The Doctor's Office & The Pharmacy  


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Description 

The Doctor's Office is a narrow corridor between two large fins of rock that houses a bunch of fairly new bolted lines (and a few trad and mixed lines as well). The Pharmacy is the upper part of the same corridor (blocked off by a huge chockstone) that is easily accessed via a rebar ladder. The southern wall is generally vertical to slightly overhanging and offers pocketed and edgey sandstone climbing on less than perfect rock. The northern wall has mostly slabby climbing on black rock. This area gets all day shade and remains cool even in the summer heat.

The Doctor himself has helped to sort out the routes here, and for now they start on the south side of the canyon and horseshoe around and end on the north side.

Getting There 

Located down below The Book of Friends. Drive to the well-signed Cave Springs Campground (2 miles from the bottom of the switchbacks) and park. Walk to the bridge just in from the entrance, and from the northwest corner of the bridge locate a trail that heads NW up a small hillside in the direction of the obvious Book of Friends dihedral. This trail skirts around the hillside and then follows the edge of a wash all the way up into the corridor. Hiking time is about 10 minutes.

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29 Total Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',18],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Doctor's Office & The Pharmacy:
Cardiac Corner   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Free Refills   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
House Calls   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Cool Reception   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 60'   
Tourette's   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Brain Salad Surgery   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
The Short Assistant   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   
Shock Doc   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   
The Night Nurse   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Synethesia AKA Linger Fickin Good!   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Laurel touching wood on Free Refills.

Free Refills 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : The Doctor's Office & The P...
A very pumpy .10b, this climb is the perfect warm-up for the harder stuff, or a very challenging and well-protected route for the 5.10 climber. The crux is around the 4th bolt, and then again at the 11th bolt....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

Local Information for The Doctor's Office & The Pharmacy
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David gets the anchors on a new 12a in the Office.  Great route, pumpy and juggy the whole way.
David gets the anchors on a new 12a in the Office....
Looking up into the Doctor's Office
Looking up into the Doctor's Office
The Pharmacy topo (located in the upper slot near Book of Friends)
BETA PHOTO: The Pharmacy topo (located in the upper slot near ...
This is 1 of 2 new topos for the Doctor's Office. Updates still to come
BETA PHOTO: This is 1 of 2 new topos for the Doctor's Office. ...
Looking across at the 250-foot South Wall of the Doctor's Office
Looking across at the 250-foot South Wall of the D...
This is 2 of 2 new topos for The Doctor's Office. Updates to follow
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Beautiful crag with beautiful lines.
Beautiful crag with beautiful lines.

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By MisterE
From: Bishop, CA
Jun 2, 2008
Be aware: it should be at least 85 degrees in Sedona to climb at the Doctor's Office. It is in a narrow slot canyon, creating a swamp-cooler effect. If it is 90 in Sedona, the DO will be a perfect 75 degrees.

NOTE: PLEASE WAIT A DAY OR TWO TO CLIMB AT THE DOCTOR'S OFFICE AFTER A RAIN!

The area is sandstone, and becomes brittle when wet.
By susan peplow
From: Joshua Tree
Jun 4, 2008
Walking for those Sedona towers is over-rated. A short jaunt to the Dr's Area & RX is certainly worthy and can provide some nice shade.

Heads up about bringing pooches to the crag. The trail is OK but the nature of the base, large blocks and 4th class scrambling is pretty difficult even for the experienced rock hound.

Routes can be a bit sandy.... but that said not much traffic and, well, they are sandstone.
By MisterE
From: Bishop, CA
Jun 21, 2008
Note:

The original hand-drawn topo has been replaced with an up-dated one. Additionally, most routes have sandstone plaques at the base giving the rating of the route by number (not letter (i.e., 11-,11,11+)

Also, bring your Red Rocks Pass or display a golden eagle, access pass, or other NF pass. There is no ticketing, but warnings have been issued!

Erik Wolfe
By Loren Tragen
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Aug 21, 2011
As a pharmacist, I would like to thank the developers of this area. The topos are great and the routes look awesome. I can't wait to jump on all routes I can, especially my namesake. And, the America the Beautiful pass is a great deal at only $80 for unlimited entrance to all national parks.
By john crawley
From: flagstaff, az
Oct 24, 2012
Kevin, the line is there to lower stuff out, not to rap on. The cans are there from early developers who stored their equipment in them. They were washed out from their stash spots during the monsoons.