Elevation: 5,152 ft
GPS: 34.831, -111.758 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Derek Field on Feb 26, 2017
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd

Description

One of the most historically significant climbing areas in Sedona, with routes ranging from the 1969 Beckey aid line on Christianity Spire to the modern classics on Trundler's Club Buttress. Much re-discovery to be done, with forgotten spire adventures all over the place.

One of those spots where a climber can almost guarantee a crowd of spectators watching below, thanks to its proximity to popular tourist viewpoints like Chicken Point and the famous Chapel of the Holy Cross.

Getting There

From Hwy-179, turn east at the roundabout onto Chapel Road. Park at the trailhead below the switchbacks for the Chapel. If full, double back for one of the gravel pullouts on the side of said road.

39 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Twin Butte

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 113
Original North Face Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Broken Arete
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 31
Easy Rider
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
Poop Chute
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 42
Genesis
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5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 30
Follow Your Bliss
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 15
Blast from the Past (Isaac's Rt)
Trad 5 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 8
Praying Hands
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 54
Trundler's Club
Trad 5 pitches
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 23
Castles in the Sand
Trad 3 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Mind Trick
Trad 4 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 20
Watchtower AKA Last Temptation
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5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 9
Good Friday - North Tower West Face
Trad 4 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 17
Alpine Follies Hangover
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5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
 3
Hey, Hey, Hey
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Original North Face Route Church Spires Area > Streaker Spire
 113
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Broken Arete Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Upper Religion Wall
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Easy Rider Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Lower Religion Wall
 31
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Poop Chute Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Lower Religion Wall
 30
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Genesis Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Church Wall
 42
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Follow Your Bliss Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Church Wall
 30
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Blast from the Past (Isaac'… Church Spires Area > Christianity Spire
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 5 pitches
Praying Hands Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Upper Religion Wall
 8
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Trundler's Club Trundler’s Buttress
 54
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Castles in the Sand Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Church Wall
 23
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Mind Trick Trundler’s Buttress
 20
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Watchtower AKA Last Temptation Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Lower Religion Wall
 20
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Good Friday - North Tower W… Church Spires Area > N Tower
 9
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Alpine Follies Hangover Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Upper Religion Wall
 17
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Hey, Hey, Hey Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Upper Religion Wall
 3
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
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