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
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
Trundlers Club 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c Trad, 5 pitches, 350' Church Spires Area : Trundler's Club Buttress
Castles in the Sand 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 3 pitches, 150' Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Church Wall
Inception 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII E4 6a Trad, 5 pitches, 350' Steamboat Rock/Midgley Brid... : Super Crack Tower
Watchtower AKA Last Temptation 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a Trad, 1 pitch, 100' Church Wall and Religion Wa... : Lower Religion Wall
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Epitaph 5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a AZ : Sedona Area : ... : Flying Buttress
This is a great route up a huge corner then out an equally huge roof. If MP.com had an option to rate this 5.9+++ I would have rated it so. It gets shade in the am & a mix of sun & shade in the pm.Most people only do the first 3 pitches then rap, which is what we did. As the guidebook says: "If you are going to the top make sure your affairs are in order." If anyone here has climbed all the way to the top please contribute the info. P1: Start up easier ground through some loose rock to good...[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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