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
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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.

28 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
 77
Original North Face Route
Trad 3 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 9
Broken Arete
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 25
Easy Rider
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 27
Poop Chute
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 31
Genesis
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 19
Follow Your Bliss
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 9
Centipede
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Blast from the Past (Isaac's Rt)
Trad 5 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 8
Praying Hands
Trad
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 47
Trundler's Club
Trad 5 pitches
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 5
Brown Hornet
Trad, TR
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 22
Castles in the Sand
Trad 3 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 19
Pussy Mind Trick
Trad 4 pitches
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 16
Watchtower AKA Last Temptation
Trad
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 11
Alpine Follies Hangover
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Original North Face Route Church Spires Area > Streaker Spire
 77
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad 3 pitches
Broken Arete Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Upper Religion Wall
 9
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Easy Rider Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Lower Religion Wall
 25
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Poop Chute Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Lower Religion Wall
 27
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Genesis Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Church Wall
 31
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Follow Your Bliss Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Church Wall
 19
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Centipede Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Lower Religion Wall
 9
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Blast from the Past (Isaac'… Church Spires Area > Christianity Spire
 13
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 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
 47
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 5 pitches
Brown Hornet Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Lower Religion Wall
 5
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad, TR
Castles in the Sand Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Church Wall
 22
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad 3 pitches
Pussy Mind Trick Trundler's Buttress
 19
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad 4 pitches
Watchtower AKA Last Temptation Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Lower Religion Wall
 16
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Alpine Follies Hangover Church Spires Area > Church Wall & R… > Upper Religion Wall
 11
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Trad
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