All Locations > Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sedona Area > Sedona > Moose's Butte Area > Pointed Dome
Avg: 3.2 from 6 votes
|Type:||Trad, 350 ft, 3 pitches, Grade III|
|FA:||Bob Kamps, TM Herbert, Don Wilson 1959 FFA: R. Hardwick, S. Baxter, L. Coats, G. Douglass 1977|
|Page Views:||918 total · 7/month|
|Shared By:||Kole DeCou on Dec 10, 2006|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionThe only route on one of the most prominent features in Sedona. Classic climbing but very runout. The crux is well protected, but there are potential bone-breaking falls on 5.9-ish terrain. Bloom's book says to stick clip the first bolt, but I really can't see how this would help since getting to the first bolt is no big deal and the climbing doesn't get runout until after the crux bulge.
Pitch 1: 5.7 100' from the ledge scramble up a series of ledges towards the big chimney. Belay at the base of the chimney.
Pitch 2: 5.8 100' Up the chimney to a 2 bolt belay.
Pitch 3: 5.11- R 150' The business. Belay/spot from the little pinnacle on the ledge. Climb the face to a bulge (crux). After the crux the climb is very runout and sustained 5.9. Unless you get gear in some funky pockets after the corner there is a 100' fall potential from the top of the pitch. Hand-sized tricams or a #2 Camalot might work here. No promises since I didn't have either.