Lost Canyon (and Damfino Canyon) is home to some of the best hard routes that Sedona has to offer. Shangri-La, most notably, but also a few shorter sport/mixed routes.
From the intersection of 89 and 179, head south on 179 a quarter mile to Schnebly Hill Road. Follow this road east for just over 1.5 miles and park at a small pullout on the right. This pullout comes immediately after a very large switchback that heads due north, then curves around back south again, and then finally resumes east. The pullout is right after the road turns east again.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Lost Canyon:
Shangri-La 5.12+ Trad, 5 pitches, 350 feet
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Shangri-La 5.12+ AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Lost Canyon
This is the only route in David Bloom's Sedona guidebook to get four stars, and it is worthy. The climb is unlike most of the other choss in Sedona and offers Zion-quality crack climbing that is very, very good. Well worth the laborious approach. Shangri-La takes a corner system that starts out right-facing and ends up left facing on a Rostrum-like pillar of rock at the terminus of Lost Canyon.P1: Begin up low angle rock and then head up the obvious, varnished tips crack. Some wild, committ...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ