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Kachina Woman Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,750'
Location: 34.91217, -111.84817 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Derek Field on Nov 20, 2016


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Highly conspicuous 80-foot tower guarding the entrance to Boynton Canyon. One of the most slender spires in Sedona, distinctive with its golden sombrero. Also called Bandito Spire, as in Bloom's guidebook.

Kachina Woman stands opposite a squatter mudrock tower called Warrior Man. They embody, respectively, the Divine Female Energy and the Divine Male Energy.

Getting There 

Marked on google maps as Boynton Canyon Vortex, the area immediately surrounding Kachina Woman is a popular day-hiking destination. Park at Boynton Canyon trailhead and follow the main trail for 5 minutes until the Vista Trail turnoff on the right-hand side. This well-worn path cuts east, keeping below the spire on the south side, before switchbacking a short distance to the south saddle (base of Frito Bandito). Contour around the west side of the spire to access the north saddle (base of Original Bandito). Total: 15-20 minutes

Climbing Season

For the Dry Creek Road Area area.

Weather station 5.3 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Kachina Woman

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Kachina Woman:
Original Bandito   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Incognito Bandito   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
Frito Bandito   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Original Bandito topo. Depicted here is the left-h...

Original Bandito 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Kachina Woman
The original route on Kachina Woman ascends the obvious corner system on the northeast aspect. This is the easiest way to the top of this formation.First-time climbers may notice two options for the start, which are listed below. Left-hand start: Start by walking over to and then surmounting the semi-detached block on the east side of the spire. Clip a fixed piton before traversing right to the base of the corner. About 5.7.Right-hand start: Boulder up out of the main cave and bust...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

Photos of Kachina Woman Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Kachina Woman on a broody day.
Kachina Woman on a broody day.
Rock Climbing Photo: Kachina Woman: the Divine Female Energy.
Kachina Woman: the Divine Female Energy.
Rock Climbing Photo: Sun-kissed Kachina Woman.
Sun-kissed Kachina Woman.
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking north at Kachina Woman from the Vista trai...
Looking north at Kachina Woman from the Vista trai...

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