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Chimney Rock Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.87736, -111.81269 View Map  Incorrect?
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Chimney Rock is another easily recognized Sedona landmark and can be seen from nearly everywhere in town. This is the squared-off Castleton Spire looking rock that sticks up like a sore thumb off the ridgeline in the western part of Sedona. As you get closer, you will see that it is not even one formation, but two fin-like towers of squat rock. There are a a few established routes here, mostly in the hardman part of the spectrum, but the original line is cool.

Getting There 

Parking for the approach to Chimney Rock is accessed off highway 89A in west Sedona. Continue west past Coffee Pot Rock to Andante Road, turn north on Andante and follow it to the trailhead parking. Hoof up the hill to Chimney Rock on the trail. Takes about 15-20 minutes. The route is obvious from the approach, the big slot facing you on the way up.

Climbing Season

For the West Sedona area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Chimney Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Chimney Rock:
Original Chimney Route   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 160'   
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Featured Route For Chimney Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Southwest Face, Chimney Rock

West Tower - Southwest Face 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Chimney Rock
The 4-5 inch wide crack splitting the southwest face of Chimney Rock is an old-school blue-collar thrutch and a great example of 5.9 offwidth from the 1970s.The most direct line from the ground climbs a chossy stembox to reach the first major ledge. Walk to the back of the ledge and enter the chimney - you have the option of taking a finger crack (left) or heaving over a large chockstone in the chimney (right). You can get a #3 cam below the first roof before things get wide. Longsleeves and ten...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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