Elevation: 4,500 ft
GPS: 35.026, -111.733 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Mike on Jul 15, 2009 · Updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

Description

Short cragging on sandstone in a beautiful, shady canyon. Mostly sport, but a few trad routes also. Rock quality ranges from very good to not so good. This is a nice place to beat the heat when the rest of Sedona is baking hot.

To the best of my knowledge, most routes were put up by Dave Pastor and are unnamed. If anyone has more info, please contribute anything you can provide.

Getting There

Access is from 89a, where Pumphouse Wash enters Oak Creek Canyon.

From Sedona: drive North up 89a (towards Flagstaff) to the bottom of the switchbacks and park. There is a small sign for Pumphouse Wash on the right.

From Flagstaff: drive South on 89a (towards Sedona) to the bottom of the switchbacks. The switchbacks start immediately after the Oak Creek Overlook. There is a small sign for Pumphouse Wash on the left.

Once at the parking area, hike & boulder-hop up-canyon for 5-10 minutes until routes start appearing. The first routes are a hard to miss splitter crack with 2 bolts on the right and 2 sport climbs next to each other in a corner on the left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Lower Pumphouse Wash

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 21
Centerfold
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 29
Unnamed 5.8 sport
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 20
Tap It
Trad, Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Emily Prime
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 37
Unnamed 5.10 crack.
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 11
the Wave - Unnamed 3
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 19
Unamed Cove 5.10
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 11
Unamed 5.10c
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Prominent Arete - Unknown 13
Sport
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 10
Unamed 5.10+
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 5
Unnamed 5.11a mixed
Trad, Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 4
Unamed Arete
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 4
Snakeboy
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Centerfold
 21
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Unnamed 5.8 sport
 29
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Tap It
 20
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport
Emily Prime
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Unnamed 5.10 crack.
 37
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Trad
the Wave - Unnamed 3
 11
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Unamed Cove 5.10
 19
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Unamed 5.10c
 11
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Prominent Arete - Unknown 13
 6
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Unamed 5.10+
 10
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
Unnamed 5.11a mixed
 5
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Unamed Arete
 4
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Snakeboy
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
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