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Trundler's Club Buttress 

East Twin Butte Rock Climbing 


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Description 

One of the most historically significant areas in Sedona, with routes ranging from the 1970s Beckey aid line on Christianity Spire to the modern classics on Trundler's Club Buttress. Much re-discovery to be done, with forgotten spire adventures all over the place.

One of those spots where a climber can almost guarantee a crowd of spectators watching below, thanks to its proximity to popular tourist viewpoints like Chicken Point and the famous Chapel of the Holy Cross.

Getting There 

From Hwy-179, turn east at the roundabout onto Chapel Road. Park at the trailhead below the switchbacks for the Chapel. If full, double back for one of the gravel pullouts on the side of said road.

Climbing Season

For the Twin Butte area.

Weather station 2.5 miles from here

20 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',6],['5.11',7],['5.12',3],['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 East Twin Butte

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Twin Butte:
Original North Face Route   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 225'   Church Spires Area : Streaker Spire
Easy Rider   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Lower Religion Wall
Broken Arete   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Upper Religion Wall
Genesis   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 65'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Church Wall
Follow Your Bliss   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 65'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Church Wall
Poop Chute   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Lower Religion Wall
Blast from the Past (Isaac's Rt)   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Church Spires Area : Christianity Spire
Centipede   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Lower Religion Wall
Cat Claw   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Lower Religion Wall
Trundler's Club   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 5 pitches, 350'   Trundler's Club Buttress
Praying Hands   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 400'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Upper Religion Wall
Brown Hornet   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Lower Religion Wall
Castles in the Sand   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 150'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Church Wall
Pussy Mind Trick    5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   Trundler's Club Buttress
Watchtower AKA Last Temptation   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Lower Religion Wall
Alpine Follies Hangover   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Upper Religion Wall
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Featured Route For East Twin Butte
Rock Climbing Photo: My good ole buddy Seth Dyer at the crux of the ori...

Castles in the Sand 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Church Wall
Castles In the Sand is a gorgeous line, and a burly route. This stunning neo classic is a must do if you are in the area. Pitch 1. 5.11- Climb striking off fingers/small hands crack in left facing dihedral. Belay below roof.Pitch 2. 5.11+ Rodeo time! Climbing out the roof crack, and riding the lip of the roof like a bull is the crux of the route. Continue up moderate crack to a belay just under the largest roof above you. Pitch 3. 5.11 A classic roof pitch that may remind you of Coatamundi...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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