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Sedona Spires / Queen VictoriaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Nov 17 2018
DennisWilliams
Hike & Climb3.00 Miles 600 AEG
Hike & Climb3.00 Miles   4 Hrs      0.75 mph
600 ft AEG
II  • Trad • 5.7 Sandstone  • 250 Feet 3 Pitches
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My first Sedona climb. Can't wait to go back for more!

Jack, Greg, and myself headed for Sedona on Saturday morning for a weekend of climbing and camping. The TH to Queen Vic is about 1.5 miles up the Schnebly Hill Rd. High clearance vehicle definitely required. Short hike in but really beautiful. Love the sections where you just cruise along on the red sandstone benches above the trees. A very cool hike even without the climb.

The climb is a blast. A nice 3-pitch 5.7 trad climb with bolted rap stations. Greg led. A mix of easy big holds, cracks of differing widths from finger to off-width, a few nice lie-backs, and a mantel or two. The top is flat and about 10 feet in diameter, so plenty of room to stand up and to get everybody up there together. A cool spot with terrific 360 degree Sedona views. Love it! Two fun rappels to get down. Perfect bragging weather. A great day.

Had dinner in town at the Tara Thai Restaurant in Oak Creek Village. Good tom yum and curries. Drove over toward Prescott and camped at the Powell Springs CG. Only one other vehicle there. Lagavulin 16 year old scotch and Warsteiner beer to celebrate. Breakfast at the Cracker Barrel to stoke up for the day. Climbing at the Granite Dells on the back side of the main high rappel area. Did a few nice sport routes, maybe 5.7 or 5.8 ish. Don't know their names but really fun. The granite near Prescott is a huge change from the sandstone and limestone in Sedona. Smooth, slabby, and committing. Early dinner at Garcias and then back to town. Another perfect weather day.

As much eating and drinking as climbing and camping but hey, life is short. Go big!
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