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Location: 34.8518, -111.7303 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Macita on the left, Fire Hydrant on the right.


Just around the corner from King Crimson are these paired spires- Macita (little Mace) named for its resemblance to the main tower of the Mace, and the squat but interesting Fire Hydrant spire 30 feet away.

Getting There 

Follow the King Crimson approach to the base of the Southwest Face route, then contour below the cliff bands to reach the notch between the two towers.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.2 miles from here

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Featured Route For Macita/ Fire Hydrant area
The start of the north face route.

Fire Hydrant Spire 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : *Sedona Area : ... : Macita/ Fire Hydrant area
A fun route that can be done even in the summer. P1: 5.10. Climb up some broken rock to get into the obvious left angling crack system on the north face. Thin hands to perfect hands up a ramp to a rest stance. Pull through the short but steep thin hands crux, a short wider section, and on up to the belay ledge. Great pitch!P2: 5.9. Climb easy rock up to an OW section and clip a drilled angle. Thrutch up into a slot and continue up broken rock to an alcove. Launch up into another wide section,...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By JJ Schlick
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Feb 11, 2011
I strongly recommend bringing or wearing long pants on the final bit of the approach from King Crimson to the spires. The Cats Claw is terrible back there, and can be a real disappointment if you are not prepared for such. Very isolated area.
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