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Elevation: 4,268 ft
GPS: 34.87223, -111.75375
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Shared By: Will Cobb on May 18, 2006 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

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.  At 4300' elevation, the Anvil Boulders are a great option to get out early in Arizona's "shoulder" season!

Getting There Suggest change

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. (Tunnel Route: After parking, head into the wash about 50 ft. to the north and proceed to cross UNDER the road by way of tunnel access to the opposite side of the 89 then...) 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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Classic Climbing Routes at The Anvil Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 38
The Scoop
Boulder
V1 5
 38
Warm Up Slab
Boulder
V1 5
 25
Bear Claw Rocketeer
Boulder
V2 5+ PG13
 19
Black Tide
Boulder
V2 5+
 37
Keyhole
Boulder
V3 6A
 88
Lazer Cut
Boulder
V3 6A
 7
Nopinyon Arete
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 25
Stems And Seeds
Boulder
V5- 6C
 41
Pinch of Sugar
Boulder
V6- 7A
 61
Alien Baby Left
Boulder
V6 7A
 17
Crack Factory
Boulder
V7 7A+
 4
Poopship Destroyer
Boulder
V9 7C
 18
Alien Baby Right
Boulder
V9 7C
 21
Mars Attacks
Boulder
V9-10 7C+
 11
Big Sexy
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Scoop Seeds n' Stems Boulder
 38
V0 4 Boulder
Warm Up Slab Warmup Slab Boulder Area
 38
V1 5 Boulder
Bear Claw Rocketeer Warmup Slab Boulder Area
 25
V1 5 Boulder
Black Tide Gerdame/Alien Baby Bo…
 19
V2 5+ PG13 Boulder
Keyhole Seeds n' Stems Boulder
 37
V2 5+ Boulder
Lazer Cut Free Willy/Lazer Cut…
 88
V3 6A Boulder
Nopinyon Arete Pillar Boulder
 7
V3 6A Boulder
Stems And Seeds Seeds n' Stems Boulder
 25
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Pinch of Sugar Seeds n' Stems Boulder
 41
V5- 6C Boulder
Alien Baby Left Gerdame/Alien Baby Bo…
 61
V6- 7A Boulder
Crack Factory Gerdame/Alien Baby Bo…
 17
V6 7A Boulder
Poopship Destroyer Seeds n' Stems Boulder
 4
V7 7A+ Boulder
Alien Baby Right Gerdame/Alien Baby Bo…
 18
V9 7C Boulder
Mars Attacks Mars Attacks Boulder
 21
V9 7C Boulder
Big Sexy Gerdame/Alien Baby Bo…
 11
V9-10 7C+ Boulder
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