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Dry Creek Road Area Rock Climbing 


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A big (300ft) unclimbed? wall in long canyon.

Description 

This area is in the westernmost part of Sedona and (interestingly enough) located off Dry Creek Road, north of highway 89.

Getting There 

Drive west on 89 to reach Dry Creek Road, then head north. The road turns to dirt after a while. Continue to parking as described for routes here.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

50 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Dry Creek Road Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dry Creek Road Area:
Basketball Dome   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches   Boynton Canyon : Basketball Dome
Ursa Minor   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   Bear Mountain Area : Bear Mountain
Mars Attacks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   The Fin
Original Bandito   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Boynton Canyon : Kachina Woman
Original Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Dry Creek Spires : Ten Minute Spire
Free Beer   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Dry Creek Spires : Beer Bottle Spire
East Fayce   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   Bear Mountain Area : Fay Canyon
2 Legit 2 Quit    5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Bear Mountain Area : Fay Canyon
Black Arrow   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 330'   Dry Creek Spires : Dry Creek Spire
The Happy Ending   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Dry Creek Spires : Dry Creek Spire
Big Corner   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   The Fin
Fifty Foot Spire   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Boynton Canyon : Fifty Foot Spire
Tomahawk Tower   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Brins Mesa
Aladdin's Lamp   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Brins Mesa
Stone IPA   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Dry Creek Spires : Beer Bottle Spire
Red Pillar left   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Brins Mesa
Oski   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Bear Mountain Area : Fay Canyon
The Golden Spike   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   H.S. Canyon
Desert Mule   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 225'   Secret Canyon
Red Planet   5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   The Fin
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Featured Route For Dry Creek Road Area
Rock Climbing Photo: A shot of the pitch 2 traverse, Mars Attacks.

Mars Attacks 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : The Fin
Located on Dry Creek Road in west Sedona, Mars Attacks is a neo classic moderate, with a variation and uniqueness of pitches that only the desert can provide. This well traveled line seems to be getting harder over time, as key footholds on the first pitch slowly disappear into the wind. The route starts on the aforementioned slab, on the west side of the buttress, well left of the Big Corner.Park at the Devil's Bridge TH, and walk 0.2 miles down the road to a very conspicuous and well cairned t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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