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A Sedona landmark. The rock that welcomes you into Sedona when coming from the north. Not as clean or user friendly as its neighbors Tisha and Princess, getting to the top of this one will surely be an adventure.

Getting There 

Follow the directions to Tisa/Princess. From Midgley Bridge follow the Wilson Canyon Trail until Jim Tompson Trail comes in from the left. Take a left until this trail comes very close to the obvious slickrock buttress coming down from Steamboat. Exit the main trail and follow a good use trail up the buttess to the base of the rock. A short ladder is fixed to the limestone band on the north face. Climb this and hike to the route of your choice.

Update 1.30.17: FYI, the old boyscout ladder was removed from Steamboat Rock. I guess they were worried about liability. It is now easy 5th class for about 15ft. Not too exposed. We set up a TR to get the dog up! - Mark G.

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For the Sedona area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Submarine (Steamboat) Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Submarine (Steamboat) Rock:
Project 941, aka SuperProw   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 130'   
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Down Periscope 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Submarine (Steamboat) Rock
A sunny route on Submarine Rock. A bit spooky in spots.Pitch 1: 5.10 80' A bit awkward in spots. Climb the right-slanting hands-ow crack until it pinches off. A poorly protected mantle (crux 1) gets you to an optional belay ledge. Traverse right to a finger crack and hump one of the worst dirt clods I have ever encountered in Sedona. If you get over it then climb the hand crack until forced out right (crux 2). Whew! Belay takes a very big piece, and fingers and nuts.Pitch 2: 5.6 50' Clim...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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