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Gibralter Rock is the northern prow of the shattered-looking ridge of Coconino sandstone that runs north-south between the Church Spires and Courhouse Butte. The dramatic arete hosts one of the most popular moderate routes in Sedona, Four Flying Apaches aka Sedona Scenic Cruise.

Getting There 

Park at Little Horse Trailhead. Follow Bell Rock Pathway south for 0.3 miles before turning left (east) onto Little Horse Trail. After 0.6 miles, turn right onto Llama Trail. Walk south for 0.5 miles until a left turn up a wash that leads to the base of the prow. Total time: 1 to 1.5 hours

See annotated satellite image for this approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Gibraltar Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Gibraltar Rock:
Sedona's Scenic Cruise    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   
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Featured Route For Gibraltar Rock
Rock Climbing Photo: Dana Ikeda, pitch 3 of SSC

Sedona's Scenic Cruise 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Gibraltar Rock
Sedona Scenic Cruise is a pretty cool moderate outing that has been gaining popularity over the last few years. The crux is often figuring out where the route is located. If you look east from highway 179 between Bell Rock and the Church Spires, there is a jagged high ridge of rock running roughly North-South. SSC goes up the leftmost formation on this ridge. At first glance, the rock looks way too shattered to be a good place for a climbing route, but surprisingly, it's pretty good.P1) 120'...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: This is a rough outline of the trail up to Sedona ...
BETA PHOTO: This is a rough outline of the trail up to Sedona ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking south at Gibraltar Rock from Apache Arrow.
Looking south at Gibraltar Rock from Apache Arrow.
Rock Climbing Photo: Gibralter, Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock
Gibralter, Courthouse Butte, Bell Rock

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