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Oak Creek Spire Rock Climbing
|GPS:||34.803, -111.728 Google Map · Climbing Map|
|Shared By:||Orphaned on Mar 22, 2006|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionOak Creek Spire is a classic double-summited Sedona spire with a rabbit-ears profile. This tower tends to have a lot more loose rock than other towers in Sedona, so a little extra caution (and a HELMET) is advised. The highlight of climbing OCS is the (in)famous "jump move" on the lead of the third pitch, where you have to leap across a gap between the spire's ears to a small stance on the far side. Exciting stuff!
Getting ThereIt is considered bad climber karma to appraoch OCS by trespassing through Pine Valley Estates!
From the trailhead off Jacks Canyon Road, hike north on the Ridge Trail (see map). As you approach the top of a hill, a faint trail should lead cross-country to the northeast and Oak Creek Spire. You go down into a wash and then climb up a wash that comes down from the west side of the spire to reach the routes.
Classic Climbing Routes at Oak Creek Spire
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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