Description

Sedona is a cherished land for many climbers. This soft sandstone, high desert paradise delivers multi pitch spire adventures, as well as trad and sport crags spread out across this region. Sedona proper includes such stunning formations as the Cathedral Spires, The Christianity Spires, Earth Angel Spire, Marges Draw, and many more. The list of excellent routes is long, and their call to adventure can be deafening. Whether you are dueling with the old school classics, or styling your way up a new school test piece, Sedona has something for everyone, as long as you don't mind a little grit in your teeth, and a slight nervousness in your gut.

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Getting There

Sedona is located approximately 30 miles south of Flagstaff on hwy 89A. GPS coordinates are for the roundabout where highway 179 joins 89A.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sedona

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 142
Regular Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 76
Original North Face Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 151
Sedona's Scenic Cruise
Trad 5 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 228
Original Route
Trad 5 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 60
Earth Angel
Trad 6 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 37
Epitaph
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 50
The Windows Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Touched By An Angel
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 60
Starship Trooper
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 46
Trundler's Club
Trad 5 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 39
Wild Wild West
Trad, Sport 5 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13
 59
Space Cowboys
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 29
Arch Enemy
Trad 6 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 18
Pussy Mind Trick
Trad 4 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 54
Mission To Mars
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Regular Route Moose's Butte Area > Queen Victoria
 142
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Original North Face Route Twin Butte > … > Church Spires Area > Streaker Spire
 76
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Sedona's Scenic Cruise Gibraltar Rock… > Gibraltar Rock
 151
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 5 pitches
Original Route Cathedral Rock… > Mace
 228
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 5 pitches
Earth Angel Mormon Canyon
 60
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 6 pitches
Epitaph Moose's Butte Area > Flying Buttress
 37
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 3 pitches
The Windows Route Midgley Bridge… > Super Crack Tower
 50
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Touched By An Angel Mormon Canyon
 31
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Starship Trooper Twin Butte > W Twin Butte > Planetarium
 60
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Trundler's Club Twin Butte > E Twin Butte > Trundler's Buttress
 46
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Wild Wild West Moose's Butte Area > Teapot
 39
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport 5 pitches
Space Cowboys Twin Butte > W Twin Butte > Planetarium
 59
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13 Trad
Arch Enemy Moose's Butte Area > Flying Buttress
 29
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 6 pitches
Pussy Mind Trick Twin Butte > E Twin Butte > Trundler's Buttress
 18
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Mission To Mars Twin Butte > W Twin Butte > Planetarium
 54
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport
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ozman
CO / NM
ozman   CO / NM
What is the best place in/near Sedona for cragging? We will have party members that are straight off the couch, so the location with the easiest ratings would be best. Mar 28, 2012
Robbie Brown
the road
Robbie Brown   the road
pumphouse wash has easy stuff Oct 21, 2012
Shane Martin Smith
United States
Shane Martin Smith   United States
Looking for suggestions on where a good safe & legal place would be for my girlfriend and I to park our tiny camper. No hookups needed, just something scenic and peaceful and hopefully close to climbing & free. Jan 29, 2018