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North Mesa 


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Submitted By: Will Cobb on Apr 11, 2006
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Description 

North Mesa has routes that face nearly every direction. In other words, sun or shade can be found depending on what the weather dictates.


Getting There 

Parking for North Mesa is the same as for the Mace. Follow the standard Mace approach through the short 3rd class trail section. North Mesa is the first formation on the right. (See overview map of Cathedral Rock Area.) A spur trail will head off to the right of the main Mace trail and will head across the north side of North Mesa. Approach time is 20 to 30 minutes depending on which route you choose.


Climbing Season


6 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',3],['5.11',3],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for North Mesa:
Andy Kaufman Crack   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 105'   
Rusty Cage   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
1999   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   
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Arjun facing the wrong way through the crux bulge on Andy Kaufman Crack

Andy Kaufman Crack 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b  AZ : Sedona Area : ... : North Mesa
Start up slab with finger crack and enter corner system. Thin hands to hands to fist to an ow pod. From the ow pod climb steep hands to the two bolt rap anchor. This route saves the crux for the last 25'. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By Dean Hoffman
Apr 29, 2007

this area is a great summer hang, Andy K., the Hurricane, and Rusty Cage, with a little fat bastard thrown in will keep you busy in the shade. Lots of 3's for Rusty Cage!