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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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Description 

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]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',2],['5.9',4],['5.10',8],['5.11',2],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',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: above the chimney on the ramp from P3 belay

Krakatoa 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Krakatoa
P1: climb slab past 5 bolts and occasional gear 5.8. P2: 5.10- bombay chimney, harder if you face the wrong way! P3: easy ramp to 5.9 hands. P4: 5.11- roof and sporty (3 bolts). P5: 5.9 fists & hands over varied terrain - angles right, somewhat loose (PG13). Continue right on ledge (stay roped) to easy chimney for awesome summit views, then down climb to ledge and last anchor. Rap about 200ft (watch your ends!- I slid the knot down to the lip and had to do some shenanigans to get down- don&@POUN...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: Keep your eyes out for cliff dwellings.
Keep your eyes out for cliff dwellings.
Rock Climbing Photo: Welcome to Boynton Canyon!
Welcome to Boynton Canyon!
Rock Climbing Photo: Ladd Raine and Josh Gehman exploring the cliffs in...
Ladd Raine and Josh Gehman exploring the cliffs in...

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