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Elevation: 4,500 ft
GPS: 34.9074, -111.8485
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Description Suggest change

Boynton Canyon (named after homesteader John Boeington) is an enormous canyon which holds stupendous adventures of all shapes and sizes. Graced with incredible beauty, the canyon is rumoured to contain more than one-hundred ancient Native American habitation sites. Today, the original Boeington property is occupied by the prestigious Enchantment Resort, one of Sedona's finest hotels.

While rock-climbers will be drawn to the plethora of unique rock formations and towering walls, most visitors are attracted to Boynton Canyon for its status as the most powerful energy vortex site in all of Red Rock Country. More than a few visitors have reported being struck with overwhelming emotion that moves them to tears of joy.

Simply put, this canyon has some of the highest potential for new routes in all of Sedona. There are lifetimes of rock to explore.

The routes are rarely climbed, so the rock can be a bit loose and chossy.

Getting There Suggest change

Boynton Canyon is accessed from the Boynton Canyon trailhead.

From highway 89A in West Sedona, turn north onto Dry Creek Road. Follow this road as it becomes Boynton Pass Road. At the first 3-way intersection, take a left to continue on Boynton Pass Road. At the second 3-way intersection, take a right onto Boynton Canyon Road. After a few hundred yards, the parking area will present itself on the right.

The trail into the canyon is easy with some rocky parts.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Boynton Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 6
Basketball Dome
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 15
Sundeck Spire
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 31
Original Bandito
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5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 21
Sinagua Spire
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 8
The 3 Amigos
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 105
Nirvana
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Frito Bandito
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 8
Aeolian Hollow
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Fifty Foot Spire
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 26
Watch Out, Grandpa
Trad 3 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c PG13
 9
Krakatoa
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c
 9
Burcham's Hold Emporium
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 4
Creeping Extinction
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5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 7
Didgeri-Don't, Homeboy
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5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 9
The Enchanter
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Basketball Dome Basketball Dome
 6
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 2 pitches
Sundeck Spire Sundeck Area
 15
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Original Bandito Kachina Woman
 31
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Sinagua Spire Sundeck Area
 21
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
The 3 Amigos Three Amigos
 8
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Nirvana Nirvana Buttress
 105
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Frito Bandito Kachina Woman
 16
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Aeolian Hollow Sundeck Area
 8
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Fifty Foot Spire Fifty Foot Spire
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Watch Out, Grandpa Enchantment Cliffs > Grandpa Buttress
 26
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Krakatoa Krakatoa
 9
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c PG13 Trad 5 pitches
Burcham's Hold Emporium Disenchantment Wall
 9
5.11- 6c 22 VIII- 22 E3 5c Sport
Creeping Extinction Disenchantment Wall
 4
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad 4 pitches
Didgeri-Don't, Homeboy Disenchantment Wall
 7
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad 4 pitches
The Enchanter Disenchantment Wall
 9
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad 4 pitches
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