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Submitted By: Larry Coats on Oct 23, 2010
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BETA PHOTO: Macita on the left, Fire Hydrant on the right.


Just around the corner from King Crimson are these paired spires- Macita (little Mace) named for its resemblance to the main tower of the Mace, and the squat but interesting Fire Hydrant spire 30 feet away.

Getting There 

Follow the King Crimson approach to the base of the Southwest Face route, then contour below the cliff bands to reach the notch between the two towers.

Climbing Season

For the Sedona area.

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Macita/ Fire Hydrant area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Macita/ Fire Hydrant area:
Macita   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 250'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Scott Baxter on the second pitch hand crack of Mac...

Macita 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b C1  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Macita/ Fire Hydrant area
Macita was another long-standing virgin summit in the Sedona backcountry that eventually was climbed, but not in the all-free style that was envisioned. Continuous cracks split the south side of the tower, but some frustrating sections prevented free climbing the entire route.Pitch 1: Start in the notch by climbing cracks between the main wall and a short sub-tower to the south (5.10). This pitch ends on a good ledge at the top of the sub-tower.Pitch 2: Delicate face climbing on small RP-sized n...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 11, 2011
I strongly recommend bringing or wearing long pants on the final bit of the approach from King Crimson to the spires. The Cats Claw is terrible back there, and can be a real disappointment if you are not prepared for such. Very isolated area.

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