Sedona is a great place to rock climb - situated on the southern end of the Colorado Plateau, Sedona is known for innumerable sandstone spires and towers. While the rock is often soft and routes can be inconsistent in quality, there are many great adventures to be had. Many great cragging routes are also available, as well as bouldering and some basalt climbing at the higher elevations.
West Sedona includes all those areas found on this side of town including the Dry Creek Road Areas, Coffee Pot Rock Areas, and more.
And finally there is Oak Creek Village south of Sedona proper, which is home to such grand formations as Courthouse Butte and Oak Creek Spire.
As far as the climbing goes you will either love it or hate it. However, the beauty of the area is undeniable, and keeps a lot of us hungry for more.
Sedona sits at the intersection of highways 179 and 89A just south of Flagstaff. Routes are spread throughout many of the spires and canyons in the area.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Sedona Area:
Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a Trad, 4 pitches, 300' Coffeepot Rock Area : Summit Block Rock
North Face/West Crack 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a Trad, 3 pitches, 250' Oak Creek Spire Area : Oak Creek Spire
RA (reach around) 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13 TR, 1 pitch, 110' Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : Lower Mt Wilson Wall
The Windows Route 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b Trad, 3 pitches, 220' Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : Super Crack Tower
Coyote Tower 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 6 pitches, 400' Bell Rock / Courthouse Butt... : Courthouse Butte
Hot Pink Hummer Tour 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b R Trad, 2 pitches, 150' Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : Super Crack Tower
Trundlers Club 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 5 pitches, 350' Church Spires Area : Trundler's Club Buttress
Dancing with the Other Woman 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c PG13 Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 60' Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : Super Crack Tower
Castles in the Sand 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 3 pitches, 150' Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Church Wall
Alpine Follies Hangover 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ E6 6b Trad, 1 pitch, 80' Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Upper Religion Wall
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The Golden Spike 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a AZ : Sedona Area : ... : H.S. Canyon
This is an outstanding climb up a long, sustained, & aesthetic line on mostly bullet-hard rock. You get some of everything on this route, from tips to chimney, plus a face-y crux. Once at the base, it would be pretty hard to get off-route.P1: (5.11-) Climb the left side of the small pillar, then continue up the clean fingers corner. Pass a small roof to the left, then continue up crack past another roof to 2-bolt anchor with fixed 'biners. (maybe 140'???)P2: (5.11+) Continue up crack, passin...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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