Elevation: 5,224 ft
GPS: 34.889, -111.752 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Kole DeCou on Jan 26, 2007 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, Brian Boyd, JJ Schlick, Kemper Brightman

Description

A Sedona landmark. The rock that welcomes you into Sedona when coming from the north. Not as clean or user friendly as its neighbors Tisha and Princess, getting to the top of this one will surely be an adventure.

Getting There

Follow the directions to Tisa/Princess. From Midgley Bridge follow the Wilson Canyon Trail until Jim Tompson Trail comes in from the left. Take a left until this trail comes very close to the obvious slickrock buttress coming down from Steamboat. Exit the main trail and follow a good use trail up the buttess to the base of the rock. A short ladder is fixed to the limestone band on the north face. Climb this and hike to the route of your choice.

Update 1.30.17: FYI, the old boyscout ladder was removed from Steamboat Rock. I guess they were worried about liability. It is now easy 5th class for about 15ft. Not too exposed. We set up a TR to get the dog up! - Mark G.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Submarine (Steamboat) Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 69
Motorboating
Sport 7 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
SuperProw, aka Project 941
Trad 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 9
Shamu Variation
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Sergeant Pepper
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
RELEASE THE CRANKIN
Trad
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 5
Pepperland
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Motorboating
 69
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Sport 7 pitches
SuperProw, aka Project 941
 11
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Shamu Variation
 9
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Sergeant Pepper
 4
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
RELEASE THE CRANKIN
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Pepperland
 5
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
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