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The Dodger Rock Climbing 

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Location: 34.81777, -111.79202 View Map  Incorrect?
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Cool perspective from this summit.


An aesthetic tower discreetly tucked against the north wall of South Mesa. The original route provides a classic, old-school Sedona outing with some unique features and good stone.

Getting There 

Hike up the heavily trafficked vortex seeker's trail as if headed to the Mace. Instead of cutting left (south) to the base of the Mace, follow the main hiking trail to its apex at the notch between North and Middle Mesas. Skirt around the west side of Middle Mesa on social trails, continuing past the first notch (with a distinct rib of basalt running up the gully) to the second notch (the one between Little Middle Cathedral Spire and the South Mesa). Descend a bit to the Dodger, which will be on the right side of the gully, with its base connected to South Mesa. Gear up on some slickrock on the uphill side of the tower before scrambling 4th class up to the notch between the Dodger and the South Mesa. The South Face route starts out of this notch. About 20-30 minutes for the approach.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Dodger

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Dodger:
South Face   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   
Enter the Vortex   5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a R     Trad, 3 pitches, 280'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Emily Reinsel finishes up the spectacular chimney ...

South Face 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : The Dodger
A great, old-school outing with clean climbing and good rock, but you had better like wide climbing. This was one of the best old-school lines I've yet done in Sedona, but seems to go surprisingly neglected. With an easy approach, two quality pitches, some crazy positions, and a great summit, it deserves more attention. Although south-facing, this is mostly shaded since it's tucked right up against the South Mesa. It is fully shaded in the afternoon. Pitch 1--Belay for the first pitch in the com...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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