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Dry Creek Road Area Rock Climbing 


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Location: 34.90922, -111.84107 View Map  Incorrect?
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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 4.9 miles from here

59 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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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:
Ursa Minor   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   Bear Mountain Area : Bear Mountain
Dry Creek Spire   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   Dry Creek Spires : Dry Creek Spire
Mars Attacks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   The Fin
Nirvana   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 240'   Boynton Canyon : Nirvana Buttress
Original Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Dry Creek Spires : Ten Minute Spire
The 3 Amigos   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 120'   Boynton Canyon : Three Amigos
Free Beer   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Dry Creek Spires : Beer Bottle Spire
Tiptoe Through the 2 Lips   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   Long Canyon
2 Legit 2 Quit    5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Fay Canyon : Fay Buttress
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
Watch Out, Grandpa   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Enchantment Wall : Grandpa Buttress
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
Oski   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Bear Mountain Area : Bear Mountain
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: Nirvana topo

Nirvana 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Nirvana Buttress
Nirvana is a new multipitch route that climbs the edge of a prominent fin/buttress to an outstanding position high above Boynton Canyon. All pitches are clean, with notably good rock quality for Sedona. Those who enjoy laybacking and airy slab climbing will delight in this journey. It is almost impossible to believe the tunnel used on the approach.The first ascent was done ground-up placing only four of the protection bolts present today (not including anchors).Approach: Follow directions...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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