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Routes in Submarine (Steamboat) Rock

Down Periscope T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
Hunt for Red October, The S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pepperland T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Project 941, aka SuperProw T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Sergeant Pepper T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 130 ft, 2 pitches, Grade II
FA: S. Grossman, L. Coats 1980's
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Shared By: Kole DeCou on Jan 26, 2007
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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A sunny route on Submarine Rock. A bit spooky in spots.

Pitch 1: 5.10 80' A bit awkward in spots. Climb the right-slanting hands-ow crack until it pinches off. A poorly protected mantle (crux 1) gets you to an optional belay ledge. Traverse right to a finger crack and hump one of the worst dirt clods I have ever encountered in Sedona. If you get over it then climb the hand crack until forced out right (crux 2). Whew! Belay takes a very big piece, and fingers and nuts.

Pitch 2: 5.6 50' Climb gently to the top. Mostly easy, but most of the would-be gear is in crap rock, and most of the holds are suspect. Belay from a tree.

Descent: 1 130' rap off the west side.


Follow directions to the south face of Submarine Rock. This route is located about 50' right of the obvious bivy cave at the base of a right slanting crack.


2 each blue Alien to NEW #5 Camalot, a knife and webbing.


Derek Field
Flagstaff, AZ
  5.10 PG13
Derek Field   Flagstaff, AZ
  5.10 PG13
The top layers of the dirt clod went for a tumble, but the bulk of it is still there. Definitely some spooky spots on this route. This page's description fits well. Nov 18, 2017
flagstaff, AZ
markguycan   flagstaff, AZ
Kole has a lot of experience w/ dirt clods- I remember him nonchanlantly carving holds on Scrotum Pole. If this has the worst- beware! Mar 8, 2008