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Hand of Sceiron
Avg: 2 from 3 votes
|Type:||Trad, 350 ft, 3 pitches|
|FA:||Scott Martin, Bruce Edwards, 1987|
|Page Views:||397 total, 6/month|
|Shared By:||Zach Harrison on Dec 2, 2012|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionHand of Sceiron climbs a sweet left leaning crack/chimney system that is obvious from uptown Sedona. Has a more obscure, old school feeling. The rock quality varies, but is mostly good.
Originally, the first pitch involved some aid right before the belay, but now there is a variation to pitch 1 that goes free.
The original pitch 1 climbs a wide low angle crack to a seam and belays just left of a roof 5.7 A1.
We started to the left of the original in a crack and traversed right under stepped roofs to a crack in the limestone and a boulder problem above a bolt to the belay ledge, 5.10+, 140 feet.
The second pitch starts with sweet fingers, then angles left and becomes a shallow chimney then a hand and offwidth crack, 5.10, 170 feet.
Pitch three climbs up and left, until you can unrope and walk left, 5.9, 60 feet.
LocationHand of Sceiron is on the NW side of Camel's Head. It is obvious from uptown Sedona as a left trending crack system.
To get down from the top walk East and you can climb the mini summit of Lucy then rap bolted stations with a single 70m. Alternatively you can pass through the notch and rap down Frosted Flakes on the south side of the formation. This requires two ropes and has bolted rap stations. Both options require hiking back to the N side, but it only takes a few minutes.