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Dry Creek Spire Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,000'
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Submitted By: Mike on Jul 12, 2011
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The southern-most of the 3 crags, there are several nice routes here. The approach is short & easy by Sedona standards, and the climbs are well-equipped. Most climbs are roughly south-facing, and secluded in a small east to west drainage.

Getting There 

From the parking area, cross the road and follow the drainage that heads roughly south from right where the road bends left. Follow this drainage for 10-15 minutes or so until the cliff & spires appear on the left. Hike/scramble/bushwhack up and left to the rock, then contour around the southern face.

Climbing Season

For the Dry Creek Road Area area.

Weather station 2.8 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Dry Creek Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Dry Creek Spire:
Dry Creek Spire   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 300'   
Black Arrow   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 330'   
The Happy Ending   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Featured Route For Dry Creek Spire
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim, beyond the groveling, enjoys a happy ending o...

The Happy Ending 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Dry Creek Spire
P1: (5.9) Start up a slot with a crack in back. Crux is in first 20' (JMHO) and it gets easier & more fun as the slot becomes overhanging. Finishes at a bolted belay.P2: (5.10) Continue up the mostly easy chimney system to the obvious traverse right to a bolted face. Follow the bolts up great face climbing to a bolted belay.P3: (5.10) Ascend a short offwidth past 2 bolts to another bolt line. Follow these bolts up great moves on a nice arete to a bolted belay....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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