Pontatoc Ridge - Void of Form

5.9, 10 pitches

Super awesome 10 pitch sport climb, super well bolted! Basically the Arizona equivalent of Washington’s Prime Rib of Goat. THIS ROUTE IS CLOSED JAN 1 TO APRIL 30 EVERY YEAR. Please respect the closure. This will help enable Bighorn Sheep to thrive and will help to maintain positive access relationships with local land management. P1) 5.8,…

Courthouse Butte - Coyote Tower

5.10c

Gear #0.3-4 with doubles 0.3-3, nuts Double 60m rope Approach 0.8 miles, 400 ft gain? 25 mins? Overall The jump is optional at the end if you want to continue to very top past the 6th pitch (rock is poor after that though). Sounds like overall good climb with a cruxy 2nd pitch! P1 –…

Nirvana Buttress - Nirvana

5.9, 3 pitches

Gear #0.3-5 Single 60m rope Webbing for rappel anchor Approach 1.1 miles, 690 ft gain, ~40 mins (you crawl through a tunnel at the end to get to base of climb) Overall P1 Emerging from the vortex tunnel, you are reincarnated as a rock climber. Layback or jam a scriptural chunk of sandstone to a…

Touched By An Angel

Class 2

Gear Either single 70m rope or double 60m ropes for rappel #0.2-5 with doubles 0.4-3 (and maybe #0.0-0.1?) Approach 2 miles, 1,000 ft gain, 45 mins, somewhat bushwacky at end. Overall The “hand crack” climb (somewhat a fist crack), has a “tunnel” squeeze at one point and a slight traverse on a ledge, and P4…

Queen Victoria - Regular Route

5.7, 2 pitches

Gear Single 0.5-5 with doubles 0.5-2 Single 60m rope Approach 1.2 miles, 760 ft gain, ~40 mins. On a trail except the last 0.2 miles. Overall Mellow easy tower climb! It climbs the smaller of the two towers. P1 Traverse in from the right across to a prominent chimney. Climb the chimney (5.6) to a…

Gibraltar Rock - Sedona's Scenic Cruise

5.9, 5 pitches

Gear #0.3-4 with double #0.75-3 Double 60m ropes Approach 2 miles, 1,100 ft gain, ~1hr, last half mile is off trail but has numerous cairns and pretty well travelled. Overall This one has the “scenic” traverse. Several people get stuck ropes while rappelling the first two rappels, and you need double ropes for rappelling. No…

Summit Block Rock - Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride

5.9, 4 pitches

Gear #0.5-#4 with double #1-3 or even double 0.5-3 (primarily just for P2), triple #1-3 if you want to link P1-2 comfortably Single 60m rope Probably no need for radios Approach 1.2 miles, 300 ft gain, ~30 mins, trail looks quite nice. Overall All anchors are bolted except maybe the top of 3rd pitch. P1…

Prusik Peak - Stanley-Burgner

5.10a, 6 pitches

Apparently a super high quality climb! Gear 60m rope #0.3-4 with doubles through #2, single #3-4 Nuts Approach Approaching from Colchuck Lake is about 3 miles one-way shorter than Snow Lake, and possibly a little less elevation gain although ends up being close since on the way back you’ll have to go up some first…