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Sedona Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.8661, -111.7637 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Jan 16, 2012
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Description 

Sedona is a cherished land for many climbers. This soft sandstone, high desert paradise delivers multi pitch spire adventures, as well as trad and sport crags spread out across this region. Sedona proper includes such stunning formations as the Cathedral Spires, The Christianity Spires, Earth Angel Spire, Marges Draw, and many more. The list of excellent routes is long, and their call to adventure can be deafening. Whether you are dueling with the old school classics, or styling your way up a new school test piece, Sedona has something for everyone, as long as you don't mind a little grit in your teeth, and a slight nervousness in your stomach.


Getting There 

Sedona is located approximately 30 miles south of Flagstaff on hwy 89A. GPS coordinates are for the "Y" where highway 179 joins 89A.

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212 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Sedona

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sedona:
Regular Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 250'   Moose's Butte Area : Queen Victoria
Original North Face Route   5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 3 pitches, 225'   Church Spires Area : Streaker Spire
Sedona's Scenic Cruise    5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 700'   Gibraltar Rock Area : Gibraltar Rock
Original Route   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Cathedral Rock Area : The Mace
Genesis   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 65'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Church Wall
Epitaph   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   Moose's Butte Area : Flying Buttress
Earth Angel   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 6 pitches, 700'   Mormon Canyon
Touched By An Angel   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 650'   Mormon Canyon
The Windows Route   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 220'   Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : Super Crack Tower
Vortex in a Can   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches   Cathedral Rock Area : South Mesa
Starship Trooper   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   West Twin Butte : The Planetarium
Trundler's Club   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 5 pitches, 350'   East Twin Butte : Trundler's Club Buttress
Wild Wild West   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 5 pitches, 300'   Moose's Butte Area : The Teapot
Space Cowboys   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c PG13     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   West Twin Butte : The Planetarium
Sun Dogs   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 35'   West Twin Butte : The Planetarium
Arch Enemy   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, Sport, 6 pitches, 400'   Moose's Butte Area : Flying Buttress
Castles in the Sand   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 3 pitches, 150'   Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Church Wall
Pussy Mind Trick    5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 350'   East Twin Butte : Trundler's Club Buttress
Shangri-La   5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b     Trad, 5 pitches, 350'   Lost Canyon
Mission To Mars   5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   West Twin Butte : The Planetarium
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Featured Route For Sedona
Rock Climbing Photo: Looking down on the top half of the climb after th...

Alpine Follies Hangover 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Upper Religion Wall
This is a new route that climbs a beautiful finger crack splitter that gradually transitions from tips to perfect fingers. The climbing is sustained 11+ with a 25 foot crux section. After the face crack it slowly transitions to the right where the dihedral opens up for the remainder of the climb. Enjoy!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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Rock Climbing Photo: Sedona from the air
Sedona from the air
Rock Climbing Photo: Amazing view from a tower top
Amazing view from a tower top
Rock Climbing Photo: Sedona Overview Map
BETA PHOTO: Sedona Overview Map

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By ozman
From: CO / NM
Mar 28, 2012
What is the best place in/near Sedona for cragging? We will have party members that are straight off the couch, so the location with the easiest ratings would be best.
By Robbie Brown
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Oct 21, 2012
pumphouse wash has easy stuff

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