Average Rating : 4.50 out of 5
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Route Summary | Ascent Notes (4)
Rock (Trad) (Sport)
doubles to #3, single #3.5,#4.
Drive up Schnebly Hill road to the Cowpies trail head. Trail continues to the base of the slab below the Flying Buttress; contout left to the Arch! Climb right of the obvious huge arch P1:5.9, P2:diagonal left over arch past bolts Exposure! 5.10+. P3: Climb up 5.10 hands thru roof, clip directional bolt then traverse left (don't go up thru 5.10+ bulge/ow). P4: Climb past many bolts to 5.11+ crux then continue up sustained difficult terraine to bombay squeeze! P5: 5.8ish bolt protected traverse. P6: short corner and ow to 4th class to summit.
rap 80ft, then twice more (free) with double ropes over the great arch! awesome exposure!
Submitted by: markguycan on 2007-12-29
Last Modified: 2011-11-17
Route ID: 91545
With JC from Flag. Nice mid-week excursion in Sedona. We combined Technicolor with Arch Enemy for a decent day out. The 2nd pitch offers very unique climbing. We rapped at the end for 3 ptiches over the arch. Very cool rap, has to be one of the larger arches in Sedona. Definitely a worthy climb. 5.11+ Sedona (4th pitch) is above my pay scale, but enjoyed the first three pitches for sure.
Every pitch is fun, the crux was well protected but had you on the verge of pitching off! Worth the top out, last pitch was a surprise and tricky to boot, two bolts then tenuous slab for a true Sedona top out.
all around great route, we actually skipped the traverse/top out. On the 3rd pitch you can't see the anchors and it's a very short pitch, i missed them so i cheated my way up a 2nd roof crack which is about 10d but is a worthwhile variation and you can then meet up with the bolts on the next pitch if you want. good rock on most of the route.