North Mesa has routes that face nearly every direction. In other words, sun or shade can be found depending on what the weather dictates.
Parking for North Mesa is the same as for the Mace. Follow the standard Mace approach through the short 3rd class trail section. North Mesa is the first formation on the right. (See overview map of Cathedral Rock Area.) A spur trail will head off to the right of the main Mace trail and will head across the north side of North Mesa. Approach time is 20 to 30 minutes depending on which route you choose.
Climbing Season For the Cathedral Rock Area area.
Weather station 2.2 miles from here
7 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in North Mesa
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Mesa:
Rusty Cage 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Fat Bastard 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
R Trad, 1 pitch, 140'
1999 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
PG13 Trad, 1 pitch, 90'
Featured Route For North Mesa
Rusty Cage 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b AZ
: Sedona Area
: ... : North Mesa
Rusty Cage is the "Indian Creek" splitter of Sedona. This route climbs a sweet hands to large hands crack in a left facing corner for 70ft to a two bolt rap anchor. To access the corner make a short traversing move past a drilled pin and into the crack.This route is very hand size dependent. For small hands it could be fists to ow. For large hands it will probably feel like a ladder....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
By Dean Hoffman
Apr 29, 2007
this area is a great summer hang, Andy K., the Hurricane, and Rusty Cage, with a little fat bastard thrown in will keep you busy in the shade. Lots of 3's for Rusty Cage!