Elevation: 5,112 ft
GPS: 34.835, -111.767 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
Page Views: 13,896 total · 112/month
Shared By: JJ Schlick on Feb 9, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick
Access Issue: Sedona Area Trail Closures- COVID 19 Details

Description

The Upper Beach is a winter time getaway which faces pretty much due south. Located on the high tannish band of stone above the Chapel of the Cross, this crag has a handful of clever routes both trad and sport. The rock is very good for Sedona and sports ripple crimps, bomber huecos, deep pockets, and crisp cracks at angles that will surprise you.

Needless to say the views are expansive, though the Chapel and the adjacent neighborhood take off a few points for sure. All in all a fun place to soak up the sun, and have some fun.

Getting There

After reaching the Lower beach, continue hiking south along the base of the cliff to the south end of the wall. Continue around the corner to the east and head up the first steep gully you encounter. Scramble up this loose rock gully to the base of the wall. Most of the routes are to climber’s right.

12 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Upper Beach

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Corona
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
Fame and Money
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 12
Nurse Ratchet
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Black Gold
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Red Sky
Trad, Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Go With The Flow
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 3
Moon Juice
Sport
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Dangling Monkey
Trad 2 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Corona
 19
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Fame and Money
 3
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Nurse Ratchet
 12
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Black Gold
 9
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Red Sky
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad, Sport
Go With The Flow
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Trad
Moon Juice
 3
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Sport
Dangling Monkey
 5
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 2 pitches
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