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The Upper Beach is a winter time getaway which faces pretty much due south. Located on the high tannish band of stone above the Chapel of the Cross, this crag has a handful of clever routes both trad and sport. The rock is very good for Sedona and sports ripple crimps, bomber huecos, deep pockets, and crisp cracks at angles that will surprise you.
After reaching the Lower beach, continue hiking south along the base of the cliff to the end of the wall. Continue around the corner to the east and head up the first steep gully you encounter. Scramble up this gully to the base of the wall. For more routes & better rock, head right.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Upper Beach:
Corona 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Nurse Rathcet AKA Thai Phai 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 1 pitch, 60'
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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! 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 arÍte, a few deep breaths ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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