Jenga Rock by Bill Belvin

Bill Belvin
Bill Belvin
Bill is a Sedona based fine arts photographer specializing in creating richly detailed images of the American Southwest wilderness. He loves capturing the patterns and symmetries present in sandstone and sharing the results with others.



Jenga Rock

This photo of  Jenga Rock was shot in early September 75 minutes before sunset, when the rock gets good edge lighting. Jenga Rock is named after the popular game in which wood blocks are removed from a tower, creating a progressively more unstable structure. Jenga rock is also known as Edge of the World Scenic Rock. People can access the lower layers of Jenga by jumping across a four-foot gap. The board in the lower center of the image shows the gap. The jump should only be attempted by the young and fit; a fall would be fatal. Rock climbers can reach the top of Jenga Rock, or you can bring a ladder.  The view of Sedona from Jenga Rock is spectacular with Thunder Mountain visible in the background. To get to Jenga Rock from Flagstaff, take the good road FR 231 south to a small parking area at 34.98082, -111.82696. Wildflowers often abound along the route in late summer. From the parking area, hike south for about 100 yards to a viewpoint of the rock.