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West Sedona Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,500'
Location: 34.8618, -111.816 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

West Sedona is a local divide in town, and separated from Sedona proper by the large hill west of the "Y" on 89A.

West Sedona is also the gateway to such classics as Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride 5.9, Mars Attacks 5.9, The Golden Spike 5.11+, and The Red Planet 5.13. These routes, and many more fine lines are spread out across the formations which define the Dry Creek basin, and in the deep canyons that tumble off the rim. It is a stunning landscape.



Getting There 

From the "Y" of 89A and 179, head west on 89A towards Cottonwood. Dry Creek Rd will be several miles down and on the north side of the road.

The GPS coordinates below are for the start of Dry Creek Road.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.9 miles from here

93 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',41],['2 Stars',32],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',1]
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Classic Climbing Routes in West Sedona

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Sedona:
Mars Attacks   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13     Trad, Sport, 4 pitches, 350'   Dry Creek Road Area : The Fin
Nirvana   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 240'   Boynton Canyon : Nirvana Buttress
Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Coffeepot Rock Area : Summit Block Rock
Free Beer   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Dry Creek Spires : Beer Bottle Spire
2 Legit 2 Quit    5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Fay Canyon : Fay Buttress
T. Rex   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   Coffeepot Rock Area : T-Rex
Tiptoe Through the 2 Lips   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 350'   Dry Creek Road Area : Long Canyon
Black Arrow   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 330'   Dry Creek Spires : Dry Creek Spire
Big Corner   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   Dry Creek Road Area : The Fin
Tasmanian Devil   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Coffeepot Rock Area : Soldiers Pass
Watch Out, Grandpa   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Enchantment Wall : Grandpa Buttress
The Great Dihedral    5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b A0     Trad, Aid, 10 pitches, 900'   The Great Wall
MAJAKOL Line   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Coffeepot Rock Area : Jap Head
Tomahawk Tower   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Dry Creek Road Area : Brins Mesa
Aladdin's Lamp   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Dry Creek Road Area : Brins Mesa
Oski   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Bear Mountain Area : Bear Mountain
Spoot Route   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 75'   Coffeepot Rock Area : The Spoot
The Golden Spike   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Dry Creek Road Area : H.S. Canyon
Desert Mule   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 225'   Dry Creek Road Area : Secret Canyon
Red Planet   5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Dry Creek Road Area : The Fin
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Featured Route For West Sedona
Rock Climbing Photo: Mark going inverted on the FA.

Inversion Virgin 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Mystery Spire
Inversion Virgin climbs the east face of Mystery Spire. Named for some wacky offwidth maneuvers pulled on the first ascent. Such moves may or may not be completely necessary, but the roof crack is a bear nonetheless.Pitch 1: Start in the middle of the face, stemming a tips crack through several little bulges. Jam a right-arching hand crack to the belay ledge. Many options for gear anchor in and below the limestone band. (5.10-, 90 feet)Pitch 2: Hop over the limestone band, w...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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