Streaker Spire (~5,040′) via Original Route (4-pitch 5.7+ Trad Climb)

Streaker Spire is a ~5,040-foot (~1,536-meter) red-rock tower located in Sedona, northern Arizona. It is the southernmost formation along the eye-catching string of pinnacles rising above the Chapel of the Holy Cross, the famous church built into the mountainside. One can derive many meanings from the name: the shape of … Continue reading…

The Hand via Razor’s Edge (3-pitch 5.6-R Trad/Sport Climb)

The Hand is a 150-foot-tall freestanding tower located in the Superstition Mountains of central Arizona, just east of Phoenix. A solitary fin of crumbly volcanic breccia that resembles its name from certain angles, it is perhaps the most prominent of the Northwest Pinnacles. There is a classic 5.6 climb running … Continue reading…

The Fin (5,667′) via Mars Attacks (4-pitch 5.9 Trad Route)

The Fin is a 5,667-foot (1,727-meter) peak located in Sedona, northern Arizona. It is the first prominent formation north of Thunder Mountain, tucked several miles up the Dry Creek drainage in an area of open red-rock scenery. Although the formation is known for a number of fine routes (including the … Continue reading…

Dry Creek Spires (~4,000′) – Multi-pitch Trad Climbing

The Dry Creek Spires are a collection of three unique rock formations located in Sedona, northern Arizona. Situated below the west face of Thunder Mountain, they include Dry Creek Spire, the Beer Bottle, and Corndog Spire. The tallest of the three is Dry Creek Spire, requiring 3 or 4 pitches … Continue reading…

Queen Victoria Spire (5,331′) via Regular Route (3-pitch 5.7+ Trad Climb)

Queen Victoria Spire is a 5,331-foot (1,625-meter) peak located in Sedona, northern Arizona. Of the fantastically shaped red-rock towers aligned atop Schnebly Hill, it boasts the most slender geometry. It stands immediately adjacent to Pointed Dome, whose bulbous form contrasts starkly with the needle-like profile of Queen Vic. The circular … Continue reading…