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Routes in Upper Beach

Black Gold S 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Co-ed Volleyball T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Corona S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dangling Monkey T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Doo-doo in my Tu-Tu T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Fame and Money T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Go With The Flow T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Hot Pocket T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Moon Juice S 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
Nurse Rathcet AKA Thai Phai S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Pickpocket T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Red Sky T,S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Elevation: 5,112 ft
GPS: 34.835, -111.767 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 7,137 total, 75/month
Shared By: JJ Schlick on Feb 9, 2010
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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 end of the wall. Continue around the corner to the east and head up the first steep gully you encounter. Scramble up this gully to the base of the wall. For more routes & better rock, head right.

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I found a Women's sports watch at the base of the upper beach-near moon juice. If you lost it, email me back with what type of watch you lost and I will return it to you.

Thanks,

Dave Feb 22, 2014

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