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Ursa Minor 

YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b

Type:  Trad, 2 pitches, 140'
Original:  YDS: 5.7+ French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]
FA: Birchum
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Submitted By: mcarizona on Jan 11, 2010  with updates from Jay Collins

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A view from the 'saddle' of what I believe the cli...


Start up the East side of the mudrock spire. There is a step-across to a crack, onto some ledges then to a bolt at a headwall. Mantle up, make the next high clip and go around the North side of the Spire to find a belay at the base of a gully. P2 -
Up the double cracks to a fine 3/4 inch crack to finish at chains. One 60 meter rope will need some stretching to get off (send the Tallest guy down first (maybe use knots)).


Park at the Bear Mountain trailhead just past Fay canyon (if approaching from Sedona). Hike the trail to the top of the first mesa and break right at a wash very close to the twin towers on your right. You will see pitch two in the shadows up high. Go to the saddle between the two towers and look for a crack on the East side with a loose looking TV sized block at the base.


micros on up to 3"

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By Jay Collins
Oct 23, 2014

I am fairly certain this climb is at 34.900073, -111.868388

Its very difficult to see the 'twin peaks' from the road unless you know what you are looking for.
By Derek Field
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Apr 4, 2016
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

One of the better moderate towers.
P1: Ledge-humping up to the roof with a 5.9 slab sequence (only 10' off a fat ledge) thrown in.
...move belay around corner...
P2: Jams the whole way. Surprisingly nice stembox (both corners eat hand-sized gear) to a fun little 5.8 roof move.
Rappel with single 70-m rope to ground.

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