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Village of Oak Creek Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.7853, -111.7631 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
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Oak Creek Spire from the west.

Description 

The Village of Oak Creek lay just south of Sedona proper, and is home to such impressive formations as Courthouse Butte, and Oak Creek Spire just to name a few. Classics include Oak Creek Spires' North Face 5.9+, Coyote Tower 5.10+, and The Prosecutor 5.11-. Though there is not a lot listed here, there is a ton of exploring to be done, especially around Oak Creek Spire.

Getting There 

From the "Y" of 89A and 179 drive south on 179 until you reach the Village of Oak Creek. The GPS Coordinates are for the Village.

Climbing Season



Weather station 4.6 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',2],['5.10',5],['5.11',8],['5.12',5],['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 Village of Oak Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Village of Oak Creek:
North Face/West Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Oak Creek Spire Area : Oak Creek Spire
Coyote Tower   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 400'   Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : Courthouse Butte
Flip Wilson Route (aka I'll be the judge of that!)   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, Sport, 3 pitches, 300'   Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : Courthouse Butte
The Prosecutor   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : Courthouse Butte
Winter Sun   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 5 pitches, 350'   Oak Creek Spire Area : Winter Sun Wall
Justice of the Peace   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 6 pitches, 550'   Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : Courthouse Butte
Poquito Bandito   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 65'   Oak Creek Spire Area : Oak Creek Spire
Saxon Justice   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Oak Creek Spire Area : Tempeh Wall
"Southern Revival" South Face of Oak Creek Spire   5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b     Trad, 6 pitches, 560'   Oak Creek Spire Area : Oak Creek Spire
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Featured Route For Village of Oak Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: South Face of Oak Creek Spire

"Southern Revival" South Face of Oak Creek Spire 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Oak Creek Spire
Southern Revival climbs the grand dihedral system on the South Face of Oak Creek Spire. Stunning positioning, steep and sustained climbing, and challenging difficulties potentially make Southern Revival the hardest, free standing summit route in Sedona. An obvious system of steep cracks will take climbers through striking corners, demanding boulder problems and puckering ooh-aahh exposure. Historical and FA information: Correct historical information of previous attempts at the South Face dih...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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