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Routes in The Anvil Boulders

Elevation: 4,268 ft
GPS: 34.872, -111.754 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Will Cobb on May 18, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

The Anvil Boulders make up one of the best bouldering sites in all of Sedona. A short approach and bomber sandstone makes the problems fun.

Getting There

The Anvil Rock area is located at the north end of Sedona off Highway 89A. Park at the first pullout on the west side of the highway after leaving town. From here, cross the road, jump the barrier and scramble down the steep slope below. Cross Oak Creek at the lowest looking spot then walk east for about three minutes to the boulders. The Anvil Rock sport climbs are located on the cliff band 3 minutes uphill from the boulders.

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Approach info from Schnebly Hill Rd.:
Park at the parking area for the Huckaby and Marg's Draw trails. Follow the Huckaby trail through the river bed. Continue up the hill until there's a dead tree lying across a (non)trail at a right hairpin turn in the Huckaby trail. Walk around the dead tree and follow this (non)trail around the hill. Continue picking your way around and a bit uphill to reach the other side of the hill and find a trail leading through bushes and over a barb-wire fence. This leads down to the dike, upon which the trail to the boulders is easily followed. Takes about 25 min.

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BCramer
Prescott
BCramer   Prescott
Something I picked up in Flag about 100 years ago. It's a copy of a bad copy.
Jun 10, 2016
Shawn Heath
Forchheim, Germany
Shawn Heath   Forchheim, Germany  
Would somebody please draw up a layout of the boulders and the problems on them? Apr 13, 2015
Shawn Heath
Forchheim, Germany
Shawn Heath   Forchheim, Germany  
Approach info from Schnebly Hill Rd.:
Park at the parking area for the Huckaby and Marg's Draw trails. Follow the Huckaby trail through the river bed. Continue up the hill until there's a dead tree lying across a (non)trail at a right hairpin turn in the Huckaby trail. Walk around the dead tree and follow this (non)trail around the hill. Continue picking your way around and a bit uphill to reach the other side of the hill and find a trail leading through bushes and over a barb-wire fence. This leads down to the dike, upon which the trail to the boulders is easily followed. Takes about 25 min. Apr 13, 2015
The parking area is just south of mile marker 375. Feb 26, 2015
ravisurdhar Surdhar
Phoenix, CO
ravisurdhar Surdhar   Phoenix, CO
This area isn't too hard to find, if you know where to look. The GPS coordinates were off by almost a mile, causing us to get lost and bushwack around for a few hours before finding it! I've moved the coordinates so they're right on top of the Alien Baby boulder now: 34 52' 20.0"N, 111 45' 13.9"W, or 34.872222, -111.753861.

The pullout on the left you want to park at is dirt and can maybe fit about 3-4 cars max. It's just prior to some therapy place on the right side of the road. Google Maps shows it at the intersection of 89A and Loma Casa Ln. Scramble down the slope (it's only about 20 ft high) and cross the creek wherever looks good, then look for cairns heading SSE. You should run into what looks like an old concrete path; the boulders are just E of that. Nov 2, 2014
JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
JJ Schlick   Flagstaff, AZ  
I've changed the names of several recently added problems from "unknown" to simple numbers. If anyone out there knows more about these lines, and especially the proper names, please let us know in the comments of those lines. As always, historical info is much appreciated. Jul 9, 2014

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