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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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Administrators: Greg Opland, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Jan 16, 2012
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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

91 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',37],['2 Stars',34],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',5],['5.8',7],['5.9',15],['5.10',44],['5.11',18],['5.12',0],['5.13',1],['>=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 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
Original Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Dry Creek Spires : Ten Minute Spire
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
Black Arrow   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 330'   Dry Creek Spires : Dry Creek Spire
The Happy Ending   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   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
Desert Mule   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 225'   Dry Creek Road Area : Secret Canyon
The Golden Spike   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 5 pitches, 600'   Dry Creek Road Area : H.S. Canyon
Spoot Route   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 2 pitches, 75'   Coffeepot Rock Area : The Spoot
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
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Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Summit Block Rock
Dr. Rubo's has gained in popularity over the last few years as one of Sedona's best moderate multipitch outings. The climbing is pretty dang good, with the awesome splitter crack of the second pitch being the highlight of the ascent. The route sits on Summit Block Rock, found just left (west) of Coffeepot Rock.P1) Climb the obvious slot on the left side of the face to a belay seat at bolts atop the limestone band.P2) Thrutch up through the slot right above the belay to gain the splitter hand cra...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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