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Lower Beach

Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sedona Area > Sedona > Twin Butte > W Twin Butte > Beach Areas

Description

The cliffs directly above The Planetarium. Some nice trad lines and a couple sport routes also. Stays sunny in the afternoon.

Getting There

Park at the Mystic trailhead on Chapel Road. Approach as for the Planetarium, but stay on the trail a little past the Planetarium turn-off until you reach an obvious wash. Turn right (roughly west) and hike/slog up the steep drainage to gain the cliffs directly above The Planetarium.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 18
Reef Shark
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
Javalina Highway
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Calm Water
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 9
Typhoon
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 14
Scallop
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Reef Shark
 18
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Javalina Highway
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Calm Water
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Typhoon
 9
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Scallop
 14
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Sport

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JimmyK
Flagstaff, AZ
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Tim climbing Scallop, a crack climb with 2 bolts in between Typhoon and Reef Shark on the Lower Beach area. Dec 30, 2011
Eric Foster
Flagstaff, AZ
[Hide Comment] Anyone know what the corner crack on the right most side of the lower beach goes at? The one that is 2 pitches. Super good climb, wondering why its not posted on here. Feb 5, 2012
JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
[Hide Comment] Hey Erock, that line is called Bottom Feeder 5.10+, 3 Pitches. I've only done the first couple of pitches while John Burcham and James Q Martin were establishing the route. Very fun. Feb 5, 2012
Eric Foster
Flagstaff, AZ
[Hide Comment] Very cool, I didn't know it was three pitches. Do you know what the third is like? Feb 7, 2012
JJ Schlick
Flagstaff, AZ
[Hide Comment] You know I don't. I think that pitch is 5.10 something though. A true onsight opportunity. Feb 7, 2012