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IMAX Tower is a golden 200-foot pillar tucked into the mystical folds of the Sedona backcountry. It's a tower in the same sense that Coyote Tower is: only partially detached from its parent wall. The overhanging north face offers a wild multi-pitch adventure on graciously featured Coconino sandstone.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Follow directions to Apache Arrow (45-60 mins). From the saddle, head south up the ridge for 100 yards until possible to cross the wire fence. Hug the cliffs while descending a slippery gully. If you remain diligent in your cliff-hugging, you will eventually find yourself on a narrow ledge (it's not as scary as it looks) that wraps around the toe of the first ridge, about 25 feet above the ground. It is at this point that you have your first view of IMAX Tower - easily identified by the wide crack system splitting the face (see approach photo). Take a few minutes to study the terrain between you and the tower. It's pretty gnarly alright, but totally manageable using game trails. Try to keep the same elevation as much as possible, but more importantly try to stick to one of the game trails that contour the slope. If all goes well, you will find yourself at the base of the spire half an hour since leaving the saddle.
Total time: about 1.5 hours.

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