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IMAX Tower Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 5,267'
Location: 34.82124, -111.74731 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Derek Field on Apr 25, 2017
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View north from the summit of IMAX Tower. San Fran...


IMAX Tower is a golden 200-foot pillar tucked into the mystical folds of the Sedona backcountry. It's a tower in the same sense that Coyote Tower is: only partially detached from its parent wall. The overhanging north face offers an incredible multi-pitch adventure on graciously featured Coconino sandstone.

Getting There 

Follow directions to Apache Arrow. From the saddle, head south up the ridge for 100 yards until possible to cross the wire fence. Hug the cliffs while descending a slippery gully. If you remain diligent in your cliff-hugging, you will eventually find yourself on a narrow ledge (it's not as scary as it looks) that wraps around the toe of the first ridge, about 25 feet above the ground. It is at this point that you have your first view of IMAX Tower - easily identified by the wide crack system splitting the face (see approach photo). Take a few minutes to study the terrain between you and the tower. It's pretty gnarly alright, but totally manageable using game trails. Try to keep the same elevation as much as possible, but more importantly try to stick to one of the game trails that contour the slope. If all goes well, you will find yourself at the base of the spire half an hour since leaving the saddle.
Total time: 1.5 hours.

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For the Gibraltar Rock Area area.

Weather station 3.3 miles from here

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IMAX Experience 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : IMAX Tower
The IMAX Experience is a proud wide crack that splits the steep north face of IMAX Tower. An exceptional backcountry adventure: exciting climbing on outlandish rock with nobody in sight. The three-dimensional features are just as wild as they look from a distance.Be aware of the risk/commitment factor: IMAX Tower is located in a seldom-traveled part of Sedona, and there is no fixed anchor until the top.Pitch 1: (5.7) Scramble up a chossy 4th-class staircase to gain a major ledge 25 feet o...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: First view of IMAX Tower on the approach (see desc...
First view of IMAX Tower on the approach (see desc...

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