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Coyote Tower - 5.10c

Average Rating = 4.62/5 Average Rating : 4.62 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (15)
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Rock (Trad)
standard trad rack up to #3 camalot.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.50/5
  Rock Quality 3.67/5
  Scenery 4.67/5
  Fun Factor 4.67/5

Description:

approach from east toe of Coyote tower, visible from road. Look for pocketed slab to start first pitch. Crux pitch is great, bit awkward, great summit.

Descent Options:

double rope raps.

Submitted by: sonso45 on 2007-01-04
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Route ID: 43161

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: dowww on 2013-02-28 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars Coyote Tower

With JC from Flag. Nice mid-week excursion in Sedona finishing off with Coyote. The 2nd pitch reminds me of Primrose Dihedrals on Moses in Canyonlands. A really good pitch. Four of the pitches offered decent crack climbing. You can descend this with a 70m if you reverse or rap diagonally back to the top of the 2nd pitch vs the fall line which requires doubles.

Added: 2013-03-04

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10a
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: 205asobotka on 2013-02-15 (View Climbing Log)

4 out of 5 stars jams, views, and burritos.

Awesome line, even better summit! Lead all but the third and fourth pitch and enjoyed every awkward foot of it. Only thing that detracted was the shitty coagulated mud ball at the top of the fifth pitch, tried climbing around the left side at first. It wasn't so intrusive on my cognitive stability once i realized to go around to the right. First pitch felt more like part of the approach and so didn't detract from the climb for me.

Added: 2013-02-15

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: douglaskinsman on 2010-04-25 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Solid tower climbing

Pitch one is out of line with the rest of the route in that it sucks, it is basically part of the approach and it feels sandbag. Second pitch is awesome and includes overhanging jamming as well as technical stemming. The 5th pitch was a sweet corner that is fairly pumpy, bring extra 0.4 sizes. Might want to do three single raps then two double rope raps to avoid getting caught up, we saw another party get caught trying to go from 5 to 3.

Added: 2010-04-27

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Red Point Red Point ascent by: andrewG on 2009-03-20 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars ...

Fun climb with some great rock. Found P2 to be the crux, and pitch 6 was definitely not a gimme (had to take the helmet off for the top). There are rap anchors atop P6, P5, P4, P3, and P1. We just did double rope raps from 6 to 4, 4-3, 3-1, and 1 to the ground. I think the only obligatory doubles are 3-1 and 1-ground, but not sure about 4-3.

Added: 2009-03-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.10c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: mountainjunkie on 2007-11-17 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars FUN!!

Swapped leads with Catherine. Perfect day! Even got to hear the coyotes howl while on top.

Added: 2008-01-14

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