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Hidden Tower Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,044'
Location: 34.88897, -111.81284 View Map  Incorrect?
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A large, triangular "spire" that is aptly named, as it doesn't stand out as a detached mass from most angles. It is however more spire-like than Dry Creek Spire itself. It has a cool vantage from the summit, and the chimney climbing to reach this perch is quite fun (if you're into such things).

Getting There 

Park in the paved parking loop at the end of the pavement on Dry Creek Road/FS 152C. Hike up the rough dirt road of FS 152C for 1/3 mile, just past the series of gnarly rock shelves where many prospective motorists are turned around. Turn right (east) and locate a hiker's trail that follows the crest of the ridge between the Dry Creek Spire cirque and the next cirque north. This trail is across FS152C from a small pullout/vista. The trail is fairly well-defined as it apparently follows an old road for the initial several hundred yards. It becomes a bit braided as the ridge begins to steepen, with a couple minor branches heading left (north). Ten Minute Spire should be obvious on the ridge directly above. Follow the fainter trail right (southeast), before charging straight up the steep hillside above, through a short cliff-band (easy scramble up a break) to the spire. This last bit can entail some bushwhacking, but with some care and weaving around, it should be minimal. Continue past the notch north of Ten Minute Spire, and traverse a high ledge a couple of hundred feet to the base of the west face of Hidden Tower. Approach time is about 30 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the Dry Creek Road Area area.

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Hidden Tower

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hidden Tower:
Chimney Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 200'   
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Chimney Route 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Hidden Tower
The chimney cleaving the west face is hard to miss. This can be done in two pitches, with a set of chains at about 80-90', but easily links into one pitch. Cool, varied chimney climbing with a couple trickier spots. There are cracks throughout some of the chimney, and 6 bolts, making this pretty well-protected for a chimney. The top anchors are on a blocky ledge about 10' left of the actual top of the chimney. A short pitch of blocky, ledgy mid-5th class leads to the summit (can be linked with t...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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