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Routes in Kachina Woman

Frito Bandito T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Incognito Bandito T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Original Bandito T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 4,750 ft
GPS: 34.912, -111.848 Google Map · Climbing Map
Page Views: 1,525 total, 118/month
Shared By: Derek Field on Nov 20, 2016
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

Highly conspicuous 80-foot tower guarding the entrance to Boynton Canyon. One of the most slender spires in Sedona, distinctive with its golden sombrero. Also called Bandito Spire, as in Bloom's guidebook.

Kachina Woman stands opposite a squatter mudrock tower called Warrior Man. They embody, respectively, the Divine Female Energy and the Divine Male Energy.

Getting There

Marked on google maps as Boynton Canyon Vortex, the area immediately surrounding Kachina Woman is a popular day-hiking destination. Park at Boynton Canyon trailhead and follow the main trail for 5 minutes until the Vista Trail turnoff on the right-hand side. This well-worn path cuts east, keeping below the spire on the south side, before switchbacking a short distance to the south saddle (base of Frito Bandito). Contour around the west side of the spire to access the north saddle (base of Original Bandito). Total: 15-20 minutes

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Classic Climbing Routes at Kachina Woman

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Original Bandito
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Incognito Bandito
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Frito Bandito
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Original Bandito 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Incognito Bandito 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Frito Bandito 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
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