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1999 T 
Andy Kaufman Crack T 
Cobra Vision T 
Fat Bastard T 
Hurricane, The T 
Rusty Cage T 
Stage, The T 
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North Mesa Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: Will Cobb on Apr 11, 2006


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North Mesa has routes that face nearly every direction. In other words, sun or shade can be found depending on what the weather dictates.

Getting There 

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',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in North Mesa

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for North Mesa:
Andy Kaufman Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   
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, 115'   
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Featured Route For North Mesa
Rock Climbing Photo: Angelina flashing P1 of 1999 in Sedona, AZ.

1999 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : North Mesa
This climb starts on balancy ramps with two bolts that deposit you at the start of the crack. A nice hands splitter leads up to the huge boulder that you must surmount.There is a second pitch of 10 something, but we didn't do this pitch....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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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!

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