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Morning Glory SpireSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar May 30 2011
martinz
Hike & Climb1.40 Miles 770 AEG
Hike & Climb1.40 Miles
770 ft AEG
II  • Boulder • 4th Sandstone Good • 4 Pitches
 
1st trip
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Pro: 60 Meter Static line for rappel, harness & ATC
I have to give props to Jim_H. He did a great write up and the pics he posted made the route up pretty easy to follow. I talked a couple of my friends into going after I saw the pics of this hike online. We took a little longer route to do a little practice scrambling...since the guys I went with are not a big fan of heights. Once we made it to the East side of the Spire we jumped on the trail and made our way up. I have to say that this has to be my favorite hike only compared to Angels Landing in Utah. The little bit of climbing at the top and the fact that it is not heavily traveled made it great. The chimney was great and the holds were easily to find. In my personal opinion the 1 pitch was a little more difficult then the chimney. Now, out of 3 of us...only 2 made it to the top. The other guys just psyched himself out...he was not a fan of heights & climbing with a little bit of exposure.. So it is not just your everyday hike..But the view is so worth it. I saw two rappelling stations..One just before the first pitch (you rappel down a crack..which is the one in the pics) & another one after the first pitch and just before the second pitch. For the rappel we used a double line 60M rope off the bolts and rings in place. On a side note...at the bottom of the rappel there is brush everywhere and not much of a path to get back to the trail. All in all...Great Hike/Climb
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