All Locations > Arizona > Northern Arizona > Sedona Area > West Sedona > Dry Creek Road Area > Boynton Canyon > Kachina Woman
Avg: 2.2 from 5 votes
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Tim & Larry Coats|
|Page Views:||618 total, 35/month|
|Shared By:||Derek Field on Jun 28, 2016|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionThe original route on Kachina Woman ascends the obvious corner system on the northeast aspect. This is the easiest way to the top of this formation.
First-time climbers may notice two options for the start, which are listed below.
Left-hand start: Start by walking over to and then surmounting the semi-detached block on the east side of the spire. Clip a fixed piton before traversing right to the base of the corner. About 5.7.
Right-hand start: Boulder up out of the main cave and bust a few dicey slab moves (with groundfall potential) until reaching a single bolt. Traverse left to the base of the corner. Something like 5.9+ R.
The crux comprises the short sequence of moves in the corner. Lots of features here, and lots of pro. Everybody I know disagrees with the 5.10- rating assigned in the Bloom guidebook. Above the crux, continue up the chunky offwidth to a platform below the summit block and climb the obvious wavy crack to the top.
Rappel the north side of the spire with one 60m rope.