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Middle Mesa Rock Climbing 

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Looking from Back-O-Beyond Rd or anywhere on the trail up, Middle Mesa is the large tri-summited spire between the Mace on the far left and North Mesa on the right. To date there are three routes on Middle Mesa, the North Face (actually east)Tough Crack to Nut 5.9, Welcome to Sedona 5.11+, and The Pirate 5.10+. The Pirate is on the North face and is very visible to tourists hiking up the trail. It is a great option on a warm day. The other two routes are more secluded (across from the Mace rappel) and see more sun.

Getting There 

All routes on Middle Mesa are very easily approached. Just hike up the tourist trail from the Back-O-Beyond Rd parking lot. Just before the saddle, veer left off the trail as if you were going to the Mace. The first route you come to is The Pirate. 80 feet to the left is Welcome to Sedona and Tough Crack to Nut is around the corner and up in the Mace rappel gully.

Climbing Season

For the Cathedral Rock Area area.

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

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Classic Climbing Routes in Middle Mesa

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Middle Mesa:
The Pirate   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   
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Featured Route For Middle Mesa
Rock Climbing Photo: Josh Tokioka on P1 of The Pirate

The Pirate 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Middle Mesa
This route is a forgotten classic! Go do it!P1 (5.10+) Climb up some tricky but fun terrain (5.10+) past three bolts and some gear to the beginning of the obvious crack system and a rest stance. Crank up the sweet crack, thin hands to hands, until you reach the belay stance below the chimney. Great rock and good pro. Maybe 90 feet.P2 (5.10+) Launch into the surprisingly mellow chimney past three bolts to a short OW section. Above the OW the crack narrows to a sustained and steep hand/finger c...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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