Start date 20211227
End date 20220117

Sedona classics

  • Regular Route – ⭐⭐ 5.7 T, 3 pitches (40 min approach)
    • Mellow climb, but it’s a tower climb so potentially worth doing
  • Original North Face Route – ⭐ 5.7+ T, 3 pitches (30 min approach)
    • Also a tower climb, Regular Route looks more fun though
  • Dr. Rubo’s Wild Ride – ⭐⭐⭐ 5.9 T, 4 pitches (30 min approach)
  • Sedona’s Scenic Cruise – ⭐ 5.9 T, 5 pitches (the traverse one, and 1hr approach+double ropes)
  • Mars Attacks – 💣 5.9 PG13, hugeee long traverse
  • Nirvana – ⭐⭐ 5.9 T, 3 pitches (40 min approach)
    • Seems potentially fun, nothing super special
  • Original Route – 💣 5.9+ T, 5 pitches (has the giant jump across for rappelling)
  • North Face/West Crack – 💣 5.9+ (has ANOTHER jump, this time on route and mandatory)
  • Earth Angel – 5.10- T, 6 pitches (same tower as Touched By An Angel)
    • Maybe need #0.0-0.1
  • The Windows Route – 5.10 T, 3 pitches (has the wide chimney between two pillars)
  • Touched By An Angel – ⭐⭐ 5.10 T, 5 pitches
    • 45 min approach, single 70m or double 60’s, maybe need #0.0-0.1
    • Has the splitter pitch, but it is somewhat fist crack size, and somewhat traversy
  • Coyote Tower – ⭐⭐⭐ 5.10c T, 6 pitches
    • 25 min? Double 60m ropes, looks like good quality climbing!
  • Cragging at Waterfall in Oak Creek Canyon
    • Lots of 1-pitch 5.10+ basalt cracks, 30-40 min approach

Sedona plans

  • 1 full day for Coyote Tower (5.10c 6 pitch) (probably sun most of day)
  • Half day for Dr Rubo’s 5.9 4-pitch (probably sunny in afternoon)
  • Half day for Regular Route
  • 1 full day for cragging – Or maybe no cragging since seems too tough

Ok so potentially…

  • Wednesday (56) – Dr Rubo’s (probably sunny in afternoon, 30 min approach, 4:30 hr car-to-car)
    • 12:40 PM – Drive there (7 min drive)
    • 1:00 PM – Hiking
    • 5:30 PM – Back at car
  • Thursday (59) – Nirvana
  • Thursday (58) – Regular Route (possibly some afternoon shade, 40 min approach, 4:00 hr car-to-car)
    • 12:30 PM – Drive there (20 min drive)
    • 1:00 PM – Hiking
    • 5:00 PM – Back at car
    • 5:30 PM – Food/etc
  • Saturday (54, partly cloudy) – Coyote Tower (6 hours car-to-car)

Sedona weather

Noon to 5pm is when it’s warmest, if in full sun could be warm enough in the morning though

Sedona camping

Manzanita Campground – Only 18 campsites, 11 are reserve ahead and all reserved till 2nd

Dispersed camping on Schnebly Hill Rd

Other climbing

Queen Creek Canyon climbing

  • Atlantis S Side, 5 min approach (have to sign online waver to get access), enough for 1 full day!
    • 3-pitch 5.9 The Trident
    • And about 8 other single-pitch climbs
    • Maybe could do a few on the north side too but there’s not as many
    • There’s a few in Funny Farm next door too
  • The Pond 15 min approach (have to sign waver again), enough for 1 full day!
    • At least 14 single pitch routes that look good!
  • Could probably do Hackberry Creek if we want a third day, it has a few decent looking ones

Trip options

Long trip (current plan)

Long trip (outdated)

  • Dec 27 – Leave
  • Dec 28 – Arrive at parent’s house late at night
  • Dec 29 – Cragging at Mt Lemmon w/ Isaac
  • Dec 30 – Void of Form w/Isaac
  • Dec 31 – Drive up to Queen Creek Canyon (1:50 hr drive north), camp, crag there
  • Jan 1 – Cragging at Queen Creek Canyon
  • Jan 2 – Hike Picacho Peak, drive back to Tucson
  • Jan 3-7 – M-F, work
  • Jan 8-12 – Kristen is here
  • Jan 12 (Wed) – Drive to Sedona after work (3:40hr)
  • Jan 13 (Thu) – Sedona
  • Jan 14 (Fri) – Sedona
  • Jan 15 (Sat) – Sedona
  • Jan 16 (Sun) – Drive part of way home(21 hrs total)
  • Jan 17 (Mon) – Drive rest of way home

Short trip

  • Dec 27 – Leave
  • Dec 28 – Arrive at parent’s house late at night
  • Dec 29 – Either cragging or Void of Form with Isaac
  • Dec 30 – Either cragging or Void of Form with Isaac
  • Dec 31 – Drive up to Queen Creek Canyon (1:50 hr drive north), camp, crag there
  • Jan 1 – Cragging at Queen Creek Canyon
  • Jan 2 – Hike Picacho Peak, drive back to Tucson
  • Jan 3-6 – M-T, work
  • Jan 7 (Fri) – Drive to Sedona after work (3:40hr)
  • Jan 8 (Sat) – Sedona
  • Jan 9 (Sun) – Sedona
  • Jan 10 (Mon) – Sedona
  • Jan 11 (Tue) – Drive part of way home (21 hrs)
  • Jan 12 (Wed) – Drive rest of way home