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The Mace - 5.9 popular

Average Rating = 4.69/5 Average Rating : 4.69 out of 5
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Bring that #4 for the last ofwidth pitch (pitch 4). Each belay has at least one bolt (big glue-in ey
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Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.64/5
  Rock Quality 3.86/5
  Scenery 4.77/5
  Fun Factor 4.73/5

Description:

Just before the saddle at the top of the trail head to the left and skirt along the big pillar until you come to the smaller detached split pillar that looks like a mace. Thats the mace. 5 Pitches with a gut wrenching finish, a step across/mantle to top out, then you jump (or rap) back! Its almost worth bringing an extra pair of shoes for this, its about 5 feet forward and 10 feet down. See a guide book or ask at canyon outfitters for the in depth beta.

Submitted by: steelmonkey on 2003-11-19
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Route ID: 9903

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: 205asobotka on 2012-11-01 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars mace

lead all the pitches, that last pitch was more than i expected. exhausted at the top. also, if you're not comfortable leading offwidths bring a six for pitch two. my five was tipped out the whole way

Added: 2012-11-23

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2011-11-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars The Mace

lol, if I had read Radek's description of p4 ahead of time I prob would have just aided it...but just kept telling myself 5.9+ and got it...funny how less beta makes you try harder sometimes....it is cruxy for about 2-3m...never read anything about the route and my partner was a local from Flag looking for a different climb so we only took to 4". It actually works though..you get a bomber 3" deep in (double sling it) versus having to rely on the spinner hanger on P4 covering the exposed crux move. Led that step over to the next tower as well, since my partner had done all of it before....neat wicked little tower climb. First climb in Sedona. Out for more today.

Added: 2011-11-04

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: kubok13 on 2011-09-03 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars none

demanding

Added: 2011-09-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.9
  Safety Rating PG13
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2010-07-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars #500

This was my 500th unique climb and it certainly was different than the 499 that preceeded it. Anyone else think that the crux was 20 feet before the bolt in the overhanging handcrack? At 5'5" I was just barely able to get the flake to get across. A very rewarding route and I definitely see how it scares off newcomers to Sedona!

Added: 2010-07-06

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Second Second ascent by: andrea37 on 2010-07-05 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Doug's 500th climb

A fun climb with some tough spots. the first few moves of Pitch 3's traverse had nice exposure. Pitch 4 starts off fun with some stemming but ends with a very difficult, steep hand crack section that had me cursing like a sailor. Beautiful views, and a good route to do for Doug's 500th climb.

Added: 2010-07-06

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