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BETA PHOTO: Extreme Adventure in Sedona AZ. Topo by Kenny Powe...
P1: 5.9 fingers to ow crack. P2: 5.11- climb diagonally left past thin crack to bolted, exposed face over arch. P3: 5.10 hands thru a roof, clip directional bolt then traverse left oonto face (do not climb 10+ bulge/ow.)P4: Climb past many bolts (mostly 5.10) then 5.11+ crux to sustained difficult terraine to bombay squeeze. P5: 5.8ish bolted traverse. P6: Climb 5.10 corner and ow to 4th class and summit!
approach from "cowpies" trail head off schnebly. Climb is just right of the huge arch visible from the parking area.
double set to #3, single #3.5,#4. 10-12draws, 4-6slings.
low on the crux pitch
first step is a big one!
rapping past the doodad
Following the 5th pitch of Arch Enemy. Although th...
Finishing the crux of the second pitch of Arch Ene...
Yes this is an amazing pitch!
|By manuel rangel|
May 2, 2008
I think the pro could be whittled down to a single rack of cams up to #4 camalot (2 #3s) and med- lg nuts, 10 Quickdraws, 5 long runners. Lot of bolts on route. Do not fail to bring the 3,4 for the last pitch. Summit is worth the trip, as is the rap!
May 16, 2008
Yet another great Burcham route. This climb has a bit of everything on it.
I second Manny's rack suggestions.
|By Steve Skelton|
From: Lyttelton, New Zealand
Apr 3, 2009
I think if you're careful with your rope the second and third pitch could go as one, if you're in a hurry.
Only need a single rack to 4 on this climb.
|By Dean Hoffman|
Jan 11, 2010
What an amazing route! Second pitch was amazing! Actually the whole thing was amazing. We felt that while a single set would work we were glad to have doubles in just a few spots. Don't forget the 3.5 and 4. Crux on the crux pitch was wicked! Overall well protected and well thought out route. Go Do It!!! The rap alone will take your breath away and the last rap station just makes you laugh!
|By Jason Nelson|
From: SLC, UT
Feb 5, 2011
Additional Beta for finding the trailhead as this description leaves some to be desired.
Trailhead Directions: From the "Y" (the intersection of Highway 179 and Highway 89A) go south on Highway 179 about 0.3 mile to Schnebly Hill Road. Turn left on Schnebly Hill and proceed 3.5 miles. The trailhead parking is on your right. Use the far entrance to the parking area as the near entrance is very steep and you have a good chance of hitting the bottom of your vehicle. Schnebly Hill is paved for the first mile and the last 2.5 miles can be a very rough unpaved road. more about the trail here: www.greatsedonahikes.com/cowpies/cowpies.html
Feb 5, 2013
One of the best I've done in Sedona so far! Watch out for the cactus after the last rap. very well thought out route!
From: Flagstaff, Az
Feb 5, 2013
This climb is super duper fun and well protected. In addition to the recommended rack I would add a blue Metolious size piece to help protect the moves getting to the first bolt on the second pitch. Worth a repeat. Furrrr Shurrr.
|By Robbie Brown|
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 27, 2013
What an amazing climb! Almost got the onsight but fell on the last move of the crux... As far as rack i would bring singles from small to #4 C4 with 2 .5 C4s. No Nuts if you have a green c3. Linking pitches 2&3 was awesome and helped split crux's between leaders. BTW i would not call the last pitch an OW! There is one pod for a #4 higher up and a tricky slopy sandy move protected by bolts to start. Get on this thing! IT'S RAD