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Boynton Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.9074, -111.8485 View Map  Incorrect?
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Simply put, this canyon has some of the highest potential for new routes in all of Sedona. With only a few existing routes, the only crowd you'll find here are vortex goers.

The routes are rarely climbed, so it can be a bit loose and chossy.

Getting There 

Boynton Canyon is accessed from the Boynton Canyon trailhead.

From highway 89A in West Sedona, turn north onto Dry Creek Road. Follow this road as it becomes Boynton Pass Road. At the first 3-way intersection, take a left to continue on Boynton Pass Road. At the second 3-way intersection, take a right onto Boynton Canyon Road. After a few hundred yards, the parking area will present itself on the right.

The trail into the canyon is easy with some rocky parts.

Climbing Season

Weather station 5.2 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',10],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Boynton Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Boynton Canyon:
Basketball Dome   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   Basketball Dome
Nirvana   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 240'   Nirvana Buttress
The 3 Amigos   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 120'   Three Amigos
Original Bandito   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Kachina Woman
Incognito Bandito   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Kachina Woman
Frito Bandito   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Kachina Woman
Watch Out, Grandpa   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Enchantment Wall : Grandpa Buttress
Fifty Foot Spire   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Fifty Foot Spire
Krakatoa   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Krakatoa
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Featured Route For Boynton Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark going inverted on the FA.

Inversion Virgin 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Mystery Spire
Inversion Virgin climbs the east face of Mystery Spire. Named for some wacky offwidth maneuvers pulled on the first ascent. Such moves may or may not be completely necessary, but the roof crack is a bear nonetheless.Pitch 1: Start in the middle of the face, stemming a tips crack through several little bulges. Jam a right-arching hand crack to the belay ledge. Many options for gear anchor in and below the limestone band. (5.10-, 90 feet)Pitch 2: Hop over the limestone band, w...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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