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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

For the Dry Creek Road Area area.

Weather station 5.2 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',4],['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
Original Bandito   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Kachina Woman
The 3 Amigos   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 120'   Three Amigos
Fifty Foot Spire   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Fifty Foot Spire
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Rock Climbing Photo: Mystery Spire topo

Mystery Spire 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Mystery Spire
Start in a chossy corner on the far right side of the north face. The proper line through the basal munge can be discerned by stepping back and locating the nice splitter corner ~50 feet up with a fixed piton just below it.Pitch 1: Climb delicately up ledgy cracks to a bulge where a fixed piton protects a tips seam (crux). Wrestle past a bit of offwidth and finally jam up a gorgeous hand crack to a shoulder about halfway up the spire. Meager options for belay. (5.10-)Move the belay...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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