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Elevation: 5,090'
Location: 34.82444, -111.75125 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Apache Arrow is the most prominent formation standing between Church Spires and Gibraltar Rock (Four Flying Apaches). On satellite image, it really looks like an arrow pointing west. From the ground, it sorta looks like a smaller version of Gibraltar Rock. If anybody knows of an official name for this formation, please speak up.

There is a scrambling route up the eastern aspect of the formation that involves about 25 feet of class-5 climbing, including a 5.8-ish move with a bolt that permits aiding.

Getting There 

Park at Little Horse Trailhead, south of the Chapel on Highway-179. Start on Bell Rock Pathway, paralleling the highway for 5 minutes until turning left onto Little Horse Trail. Continue to the junction with the Llama Trail. Walk straight past the metal Llama Trail sign and head due east on a secondary trail. For clarification: if you are looking squarely at the metal Llama Trail sign and noon is straight over it, the desired trail is oriented about 10:00 to the sign. This is a very good trail that leads all the way up to the saddle between Apache Arrow and Lee Mountain. Total time: 1 hour.

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Weather station 3.0 miles from here

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Rock Climbing Photo: Airborne Sage topo.

Airborne Sage 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Apache Arrow
Airborne Sage is a new multi-pitch route on the west face of Apache Arrow. It takes a direct line up the face, passes through the Sage Chimney (as well as other unique features), and tops out near the summit. Comfortable, scenic belay ledges separate short, action-packed pitches. Can be linked into two pitches by strong parties. This is a varied route, with cracks in almost every size (fingers, off-fingers, hands, offwidth, and even chimney!) appearing throughout the journey. There's still a...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: View north from the summit of Apache Arrow. East T...
View north from the summit of Apache Arrow. East T...
Rock Climbing Photo: Apache Arrow viewed from space, showing arrow-esqu...
Apache Arrow viewed from space, showing arrow-esqu...
Rock Climbing Photo: Apache Arrow seen from Little Horse Trail.
Apache Arrow seen from Little Horse Trail.
Rock Climbing Photo: Apache Arrow (left) and Gibraltar Rock aka Four Fl...
Apache Arrow (left) and Gibraltar Rock aka Four Fl...

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