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Routes in Gibraltar Rock
|Creationism T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Sedona's Scenic Cruise T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 700 ft, Grade III|
|Page Views:||1,049 total, 13/month|
|Shared By:||Benjamin Smith on Apr 26, 2011|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionI saw this route listed in the summit register of Four Flying Apaches. I'm hoping people will contribute to fill in the details here. 200 yards to the right of Four Flying Apaches.
LocationApproach (from Four Flying Apaches):
From Sedona drive South on 179 pass Back o Beyond road which is the last main intersection before the road becomes divided. Within .5 - 1 mile there is a turn off to the left (a scenic pullout) that crosses through the other highway (this is marked by road signs). This parking lot / trail head provides immediate access to Little Horse trail and Bell Rock trail. Follow the main trail East from the bathroom. At the T intersection go right (South) onto Bell Rock trail. Continue on Bell Rock Trail going pass the Little Horse trail intersection, to a large wood bridge. Continue on Bell Rock trail for 3 minutes pass the large wood bridge and you will find a stone type bridge that goes over a small wash. Take a left into this wash and follow it up towards the cliff side. The wash eventually crosses over a single track trail (aka LAMA trial). The correct wash is marked by a small cairn on the right side of the wash. If you are not in the correct wash this is a good time to find the wash. As you approach the slabs, cairns mark the easiest way to the base of Sedona Scenic Cruise. From the base of Sedona Scenic Cruise, Creationism is 200 yards to the right.
Decent (from Four Flying Apaches):
R1) Rappel from the last anchor back down to the top of the fourth pitch (85'). If you have a 60m rope, it's probably easier to leave your second rope here rather than hauling it to the top.
R2) Airy rappel (TWO ROPES!) from the long chains back down to the sloping ledge with chains noted in P3 description above. Watch the rope pull on this as the blocky ledge above tends to eat the ropes.
R3) Rappel (TWO ROPES) off the sloping ledge down to a two bolt anchor with slings and a rap ring at the top of the vertical section of the second pitch. You're headed for a bolted anchor with chains down a slot just below the buttress where the second pitch starts.
R4) Rappel (TWO ROPES) back down to the ground, just South and around the corner from the first pitch.
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