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Description 

Firecat Spire is an old school climb located in the heart of many towers in the area. It is located just northeast of the Screaming Basengi tower. A prominent limestone ledge leads out from left to right on the north face. This is the start to the North Face route.

Getting There 

Kole's Approach Description:
Park at Marg's Draw Trailhead. Follow the trail east until it intersects with the real Marg's Draw trail at a 4-way intersection with a sign. Go right for 100' along the main trail, then turn left on a small hiker's trail. Follow this as it crosses a few small washes until it reaches a very large area of slick rock. Continue walking straight until you pick the trail back up on the south side of the slickrock. Follow this trail into the big wash (Marg's Draw). Go left up the main wash for about 1/2 mile until it becomes brush-choked. At this point another wash comes in from the left, and you can see the striking splitter of Fisher King. Follow this side wash north until Screaming Besingi and Firecat come into view on the right. Scramble up the gully on the north side of Firecat to start the route. GPS: 34,51.379 N 111,44.222 W

Climbing Season

For the Sedona area.

Weather station 0.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Firecat Spire

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Firecat Spire:
North Face   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 200'   
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North Face 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Firecat Spire
A wild campusing start, then mostly offwidth and chimney to the top. The summit is well worth the grunt. All day shade.Pitch 1) 10' 5.9 Walk along the limestone ledge until it cliffs out at the base of a big offwidth. Set up a belay and campus across to a ledge at the base of a big chimney.Pitch 2) 80' 5.9 Go up the chimney. A #6 Camalot is helpful until you have to leave it behind. The chimney above is very runout, but secure. Belay with gear on a nice ledge atop the pillar.Pitch 3...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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