A short note on my first time climbing in Sedona.
I am on my first long-term road trip: November through April 2010-11. Wintering in the southwest instead of hunkering down in Manhattan - how could I NOT have done this before!? My destination to kick off things was Joshua Tree, CA, but along the way.... I stopped in Flagstaff to visit a friend. Since I was doing that, another friend said "Bivy at my place, and I'll take you up a spire." - how could I NOT have done this before!?
And so - I did. My friend is Tim, and the spire was Queen Victoria, 5.7. Even though I considered myself moderately in shape, the approach had me huffing, puffing and saying "I have to catch up...."
However, as you might suspect - it was worth it! Here are a few images from the day.