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Elevation: 4,887 ft 1,490 m
GPS: 34.80292, -111.72643
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Shared By: Orphaned on Mar 22, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman, Luke Bertelsen

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Oak 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!

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It 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Oak Creek Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 76
North Face/West Crack
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
La Quinta
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5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 22
"Southern Revival" South Face of…
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North Face/West Crack
 76
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
La Quinta
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 4 pitches
"Southern Revival" South Fa…
 22
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad 6 pitches
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