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Lower Beach Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,889'
Location: 34.8344, -111.7674 View Map  Incorrect?
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Another shot of Reef Shark. Ben takes a lap on TR.


The cliffs directly above The Planetarium. Some nice trad lines and a couple sport routes also. Stays sunny in the afternoon.

Getting There 

Park at the Mystic trailhead on Chapel Road. Approach as for the Planetarium, but stay on the trail a little past the Planetarium turn-off until you reach an obvious wash. Turn right (roughly west) and hike/slog up the steep drainage to gain the cliffs directly above The Planetarium.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Lower Beach

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Lower Beach:
Scallop   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 55'   
Calm Water   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Reef Shark   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Typhoon   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Lower Beach
Rock Climbing Photo: Just another sweet Sedona splitter.  Photo by D. B...

Reef Shark 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Lower Beach
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By JimmyK
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Dec 30, 2011
Rock Climbing Photo: Tim leading Scallop, 15 feet to the climber's righ...
Tim leading Scallop, 15 feet to the climber's right of Typhoon.

Tim climbing Scallop, a crack climb with 2 bolts in between Typhoon and Reef Shark on the Lower Beach area.
By Eric Foster
From: Chandler/Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 5, 2012
Anyone know what the corner crack on the right most side of the lower beach goes at? The one that is 2 pitches. Super good climb, wondering why its not posted on here.
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 5, 2012
Hey Erock, that line is called Bottom Feeder 5.10+, 3 Pitches. I've only done the first couple of pitches while John Burcham and James Q Martin were establishing the route. Very fun.
By Eric Foster
From: Chandler/Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 7, 2012
Very cool, I didn't know it was three pitches. Do you know what the third is like?
By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 7, 2012
You know I don't. I think that pitch is 5.10 something though. A true onsight opportunity.

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