Type: Trad, 300 ft, 3 pitches, Grade II
FA: Mike and Maggie Robinson
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Shared By: mikeyrob on Dec 16, 2015
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

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Description

Really fun route that is perfect for a casual outing in Sedona. The route climbs mostly at 5.8 and only has a 10 foot section of 5.10 on the first pitch. It is quite easy to pull through this section using 1 or 2 black diamond red c3's to keep the grade at 5.8 if desired . If not the 5.10 move is fun and well protected. The climb stops just a few feet short of the top of the tower. The FA was done all the way to the top but the rock quality at the top significantly decreased so the anchors were placed below the summit. It is possible to climb up to the top and then down climb back to the third belay without much issue if desired.

Decent
The decent requires to ropes. From the third belay rap back down to the 1 and to the ground from the first.

Location

The location is on the south east corner of castle rock. When you approach the formation form the north side walk around the east side via a ledge system with a really good trail on it. The route starts just as the ledge raps around to the south face.

Protection

standard sedona rack. A #4 camalot is useful on the third pitch.

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