Elevation: 4,705 ft
GPS: 34.818, -111.792 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Trevor Bowman on Feb 29, 2016
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

An aesthetic tower discreetly tucked against the north wall of South Mesa. The original route provides a classic, old-school Sedona outing with some unique features and good stone.

Getting There

Hike up the heavily trafficked vortex seeker's trail as if headed to the Mace. Instead of cutting left (south) to the base of the Mace, follow the main hiking trail to its apex at the notch between North and Middle Mesas. Skirt around the west side of Middle Mesa on social trails, continuing past the first notch (with a distinct rib of basalt running up the gully) to the second notch (the one between Little Middle Cathedral Spire and the South Mesa). Descend a bit to the Dodger, which will be on the right side of the gully, with its base connected to South Mesa. Gear up on some slickrock on the uphill side of the tower before scrambling 4th class up to the notch between the Dodger and the South Mesa. The South Face route starts out of this notch. About 20-30 minutes for the approach.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Dodger

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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
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South Face, The Dodger
Trad 2 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R
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Enter the Vortex
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South Face, The Dodger
 12
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad 2 pitches
Enter the Vortex
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R Trad 3 pitches
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