All Locations > Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sedona Area > Sedona > Moose's Butte Area > Queen Victoria
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Routes in Queen Victoria
|Regular Route T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Route To Nowhere S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c|
|Type:||Trad, 250 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Chuck Martens 1969|
|Page Views:||16,179 total, 112/month|
|Shared By:||Orphaned on Feb 2, 2006|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionThis is one of the nicer easy routes I've done in Sedona and probably a pretty good one for a maiden climbing experience here. From the ridge on the approach, follow your nose west along the ridge to the east side of Queen Vic where the route is located.
P1) Traverse in from the right across to a prominent chimney. Climb the chimney (5.6) to a fixed belay. I believe the anchors are visible from the ground for pitch one.
P2) From the belay, traverse left across some easier ledges to a wide crack in the limestone band. Surmount this crack (crux) to gain a big ledge above.
P3) Out left on the south face, climb up to a prominent dihedral (the "trick dihedral"), climb up the dihedral, then up a bit, traverse right and up to gain the summit anchors.