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Routes in Brins Mesa

Aladdin's Lamp T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Blood Shot T,S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Limbo Number Nine T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Red Pillar left T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Tomahawk Tower T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Trad, 80 ft
FA: Scott Baxter and Tim Toula
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Shared By: Seth Dyer on Dec 26, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

The classic route on this nifty little spire is located on the uphill side of the formation. Step off the ledge and straight into the business. Flared hands/hands takes you into the handcrack crux in the limestone band. After the limestone, keep cranking up into the pod rest, take a few moments and launch into and over the roof bulge on great hands. A few moves over manky rock and you'll be summit bound. The lower summit has a double-bolt anchor, but that's it for pro as you can either step in a sling or onto your partner's shoulders to gain the true summit. Belly slide back down to the lower summit once you've satiated your thirst for summit views....

Location

From the parking area hike about 30 minutes on the Brins Mesa trail keeping an eye out for the pixie-stick-looking spire on your right. Once you've located the spire from the trail, draw about even with it and then do the Sedona shuffle up a drainage and then slickrock, taking the path of least manzanita to the base.

Protection

Medium finger-size cams all the way up to a #4 with extras of hand-sized cams.

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Anchor has one new bolt in addition to the two original bolts, equalized with webbing. For an alternate approach with out 4WD roads, approach from soldiers pass via the directions for the Tasmanian Devil- the routes are only a few hundred feet apart. Approx. 1 hr Mar 15, 2017
The West Face is a good route, the spire is aesthetic and a great summit. The bolts should be replaced, no way to back 'em up.
Double rack to .4-#2 Camalot, triple up on #1. May 3, 2014
Ryan Z
  5.10
Ryan Z  
  5.10
I went and climbed the 2 routes on aladdin's lamp after climbing tasmanian devil and I have to say I am perplexed as to how people have rated this 4 stars, even 3 for that matter. Seemed like a sick joke. ^ This climb is on the west side of the tower and the anchor is in need of repair.

There is another route that goes up the east face. It is 5.10 R and has preposterously horrible rock. Do not climb the east side; you're gonna have a bad time. Oct 12, 2013
Seth Dyer  
 
It wouldn't suprise me if there hadn't been anybody else up there between our respective visits.... Still the original anchors.

As for the spire, I was super impressed with it and the experience of being in that part of Sedona. Kinda had a backcountry feel to it... Jan 2, 2007
Kole DeCou
Flagstaff, AZ
 
Kole DeCou   Flagstaff, AZ
 
How were the anchors? When I did this a couple years ago I remember thinking the bolts needed replacing. This is my favorite of the 100' and less spires. Jan 1, 2007
Seth Dyer  
 
I'm bad with cardinal directions but I believe the route faces west by northwest? The route went into the shade about 1:30 or 2 as the sun dipped behind another formation. Yup, it's only a single rope (60M) rap back to the staging area. Dec 28, 2006