All Locations > Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sedona Area > Sedona > Cathedral Rock Area > North Mesa
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|Type:||Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II|
|FA:||John Burcham & John Mattson|
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|Shared By:||Will Cobb on Apr 11, 2006|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionPitch 1 - Follow a line of five bolts through the limestone band. Take 1x1 Camalot and 1x2 Camalot to protect the top portion of this pitch. Belay from two bolts at a nice stance. (5.9)
Pitch 2 - Climb the sweet thin hand to hand crack in a corner which leads to the chimney. Chimney your way up past two bolts to a short off-width crack. Surmount this off-width and belay from three bolts at a flat spot in the chimney. (5.10-)
Pitch 3 - Chimney straight up off the belay about 15 feet to a ledge. From here either continue up a low angle wide crack to the top of the formation or walk left to the three bolt rap anchor. (Top of Fat Bastard) (5.9) If you continue to the top, there is a fixed anchor from which you may rap back to the Fat Bastard Anchor.
Descent - From the Fat Bastard Anchors make one double rope rappel. (about 140') From here scramble around to the right and then down to your packs. Be sure to take a ride on Fat Bastard (5.11- OW) before pulling your ropes.
LocationFrom the Mace approach, follow the spur trail around the north side of North Mesa. Continue around to the West face of this formation. The Hurricane is actually located on a sub-tower of North Mesa which sits on the Southwest corner. The route is marked by the chimney on the second pitch.
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