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Moose's Butte Area

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Moose's Butte Area Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.8749, -111.73783 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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Description 

This area includes the towers and formations found on the ridgeline that runs roughly east/west along highway 89 where it starts up Oak Creek Canyon. I'll add a better description later...

Formations include (but not limited to): Pointed Dome, Queen Victoria, Moose's Butte, Teapot Rock, etc.

Getting There 

Routes in this area are approached from parking off Schnebly Hill Road. Parking and approach instructions included for the formations/routes individually.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.6 miles from here

17 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',8],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',1],['5.9',1],['5.10',7],['5.11',5],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Moose's Butte Area

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Moose's Butte Area:
Regular Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Queen Victoria
Epitaph   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   Flying Buttress
Technicolor Corner   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b R     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Flying Buttress
Moose's Butte Regular Route   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 500'   The Moose's Butte
Skyline   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 4 pitches   The Moose's Butte
Wild Wild West   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 300'   The Teapot
South Face   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c R     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   Pointed Dome
It's a Breeze   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Flying Buttress
Pope's Dick   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c R     Trad, 4 pitches, 70'   The Moose's Butte
Arch Enemy   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 400'   Flying Buttress
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Featured Route For Moose's Butte Area
Rock Climbing Photo: South Face Topo

South Face 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Pointed Dome
The only route on one of the most prominent features in Sedona. Classic climbing but very runout. The crux is well protected, but there are potential bone-breaking falls on 5.9-ish terrain. Bloom's book says to stick clip the first bolt, but I really can't see how this would help since getting to the first bolt is no big deal and the climbing doesn't get runout until after the crux bulge.Pitch 1: 5.7 100' from the ledge scramble up a series of ledges towards the big chimney. Belay at the bas...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Tim H.
From: Scottsdale, AZ
Jan 26, 2016
You can see the updated road closure's here:

Current Red Rock District Road Status