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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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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 2.6 miles from here

93 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',6],['3 Stars',42],['2 Stars',32],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',1]

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
Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Coffeepot Rock Area : Summit Block Rock
Nirvana   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches, 240'   Boynton Canyon : Nirvana Buttress
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
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
Tasmanian Devil   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 150'   Coffeepot Rock Area : Soldiers Pass
Big Corner   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 2 pitches   Dry Creek Road Area : The Fin
Watch Out, Grandpa   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 200'   Enchantment Wall : Grandpa Buttress
Legends Never Die   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Boynton Canyon : Lost Mountain
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
Krakatoa   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c PG13     Trad, 5 pitches, 400'   Boynton Canyon : Krakatoa
Oski   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Bear Mountain Area : Bear Mountain
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
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
Rock Climbing Photo: Jake Dayley on MAJAK Line FA making the route his....

MAJAKOL Line 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : Jap Head
The start is face to a thin crack that widens to perfect hands, the rock is harder than lots of other soft sedona routes. Great hands for a long ways then a short easy OW section gets you to the works. A 10' roof guards the exit but it's no more than 10+ jams with a bomber lock after the roof. Steep lieback on the limestone band to exit right and you're done. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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