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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

88 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',33],['1 Star',12],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',5],['5.8',7],['5.9',15],['5.10',44],['5.11',15],['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
Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Coffeepot Rock Area : Summit Block Rock
Original Route   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Dry Creek Spires : Ten Minute Spire
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'   Bear Mountain Area : Fay Canyon
The Happy Ending   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 300'   Dry Creek Spires : Dry Creek Spire
Black Arrow   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 330'   Dry Creek Spires : Dry Creek Spire
Fifty Foot Spire   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Boynton Canyon : Fifty Foot 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
Stone IPA   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Dry Creek Spires : Beer Bottle Spire
Oski   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 4 pitches, 300'   Bear Mountain Area : Fay Canyon
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: Red Planet 4/2010

Red Planet 5.13 8a 29 X- 30 E7 6c  Arizona : Sedona Area : ... : The Fin
Red Planet is one of the few hard crack lines in Sedona. The line features steep bouldery climbing on ring locks and baggy fingers. Unfortunately, the route shares the mungy, but easy first pitch of Big Corner. After wading through choss to a 2 bolt anchor, traverse left on 3 bolts and more detached pillars to the obvious crack. The business is the next 30' after which the angle eases and mostly thin fingers take you to the anchor. The pitch is about 100' ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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