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The Cathedral Rock group is formed into three basic mesas (plus outrigger spires and the like), North, Middle, and South. This would be the South one.
Hike up to Cathedral Rock to the notch where you can see an unusual volcanic plug (some say this is the vortex). Follow the trail over the notch and keeping to the left side of the rock. Head in between 2 sandstone formation and follow the rock heading south. Come around the formation to head to the west and start looking for bolts on the south facing face.
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Vortex in a Can 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b AZ : Sedona Area : ... : South Mesa
P1: Clip a couple bolts then head left into a layback flake. Climb this until it seems like it's going to disappear, then head right over a small roof, where you will find another bolt.P2: Move over easy slab with bolts.P3: The crux. Move left from the belay up a steep arete into a corner. Move right out of the corner over steep ground to clip a couple bolts. Then head right again and up. Finish back to the left over steep jugs to a chain anchor....[more] Browse More Classics in AZ
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