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East Clear Creek

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East Clear Creek 


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Holding the swing at the start of Sea King.

Description 

Excellent deepwater soloing up to 60' high on mostly great rock. Most of the water is plenty deep, but be careful: there are a few shallow areas to watch out for.


Getting There 

Located near Winslow. Drive to the put-in at McHood Park, then boat upstream to the climbs. It starts out mediocre, but gets better the further you go until you eventually get stopped by a large log-jam.


27 Total Routes


['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',16],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',5],['5.12',5],['5.13',1],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',9],['V4-5',3],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for East Clear Creek:
Full Value   V3- 6A     Trad, Boulder, 30'   
Bump to Conclusions   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   
The Shield   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 25'   
Last Day Of Summer   V3+ 6A+     Boulder, 20'   
Bear Claw   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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High on Bear claw.

Bear Claw 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : East Clear Creek
Look for the "bear claw" pockets near the start of the route.Climb up and left through the crux to a good rest. Then climb right aiming for the vertical "flues" that make for interesting stemming. rach another good rest then head back left and climb to the top. The physical crux is in the first 15ft... the mental much higher.You can escape on a ledge to the right 3/4 of the way up the route.The descent is a down climb off the back side or you could always jump! It would be a hell of a jump thoug...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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Jumping in after sending a short but sweet DWS problem near the lunch spot.  Check out the shadow!     <br />The overhanging crack up dark rock on the left is great, and the low roof below me is a hard tread-water start.  Photo by Brenda O.
Jumping in after sending a short but sweet DWS pro...
we originally wanted a canoe, but these lil' rafts from big 5 worked great, and were really easy to get in and out of unlike a conoe.  not to mention you can customize
we originally wanted a canoe, but these lil' rafts...
the only way back to the boat... well unless your a weenie and wanna walk a ways
the only way back to the boat... well unless your ...
we rated this one like a fun 5... out of 5 that is.  good fun and hard
we rated this one like a fun 5... out of 5 that is...
Nearing the top of "It takes 2 hands".
Nearing the top of "It takes 2 hands".
Maybe 1.5 miles up?
Maybe 1.5 miles up?
the canyon... sooo fun
the canyon... sooo fun
Not sure what this one is, but Hanna made it look great!
Not sure what this one is, but Hanna made it look ...
A sweet 5.9 crack.
A sweet 5.9 crack.
alex topping out on a fun.4
alex topping out on a fun.4
Hand to fingers.  Don't fall to the left, else you will find "enema rock" a couple feet below the surface.
Hand to fingers. Don't fall to the left, else you...
alex on another fun climb
alex on another fun climb
Top of canyon
Top of canyon
the canyon and flagstaff at sunset
the canyon and flagstaff at sunset
And she had perfect form jumping off!
And she had perfect form jumping off!
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By Monty
From: Golden, CO
Mar 23, 2009

This place is Great!
Went there in August a few years back, the weather was in the 90's but was perfect for some DWS. I know the creek can be low certain times so not a bad idea to ask a local before traveling down there.

As for camping, we drove just east of the resivoir and turned south onto some dirt roads next to the canyon, make sure you are on the east side as i believe the west side of the river is on private land... The camping would have been a lot more pleasant if it wasn't for the insane ammount of broken glass around. Seems people really like to prove themselves by breaking bottles woooo. I'm sure you could camp else where away from the canyon, but then you couldn't wake up and jump in the river...

Always check your landing and have fun.

By Ethan Dyer
Jan 10, 2012

I have been climbing at Clear Creek for close to ten years. Others have climbed there much longer and much earlier than I have. Due to the nature of the area first ascents are nearly impossible to be sure of. Please avoid claiming first ascents on things that I know for a fact have been climbed previously. So basically, its probably best not to claim any first ascents at Clear Creek.

By David Gershwin
From: San Diego, CA.
Mar 8, 2012

I loved bouldering out here in the late nineties. Not too many folks around, just a crew from Flag and some local kids from Winslow who thought we were weird, but they did show us the sickest cliff jumps. The fishermen thought we were all nuts. I Had my truck locked in at Mchood once, and had to hitchhike into town to grab some dinner and a cheap motel for the night. The gates get locked sometime around sunset.

By Ethan Dyer
Mar 22, 2012

Colin, I agree, my statement probably goes too far. FA’s at Clear Creek should be claimed and then adjusted if found to be incorrect. My comment was entirely directed at Jared Cleerdin’s slew of FA’s (not at yours or the ones which you submitted, those seem legitimate) which to me do not seem credible as it appears he visited Clear Creek and then anything with no chalk he claimed as an FA. You wanted specifics: I climbed the “Microwave”, “Microwave Warm-up”, and “Slop Slop Slap Arete” during Summer of 2008. I’m not saying that I have the FA on those because undoubtedly someone else climbed them before 2008; quite honestly I don’t care too much about who did what first, it’s just bothersome when I see someone making what appear to be bogus claims.

By JJ Schlick
Administrator
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Mar 22, 2012

A little consensus never hurt. I think it's fair to say that people have been hucking themselves off of climbs here for a long time. It would be interesting to know just how long, and maybe some more history on the routes here will surface with time.

An option on the FAs with question marks, would be to use something like "East Clear Creek Old School" or something of the sort. Maybe just ECCOS. That way people know it was indeed done a long time ago, but exactly by who is unknown. Just a thought.

By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
Aug 29, 2012

Yeah, being a newby to this area, I can safely say that it'd be cool to hear more history. Made my first and only trip (so far, hopefully will get back next year!) on Sunday and had no clue about any routes, except when some passing Flag climbers would yell out the name of whatever we were on. Finding some of the routes here now, I discover that we actually got on a fair number of classics just be on sighting what I thought were nice looking lines. Hard for me to tell with some of the pics that are posted, so will be sure to have the info with me next time. Bottom line, it's an amazing place and terrific to climb whatever I feel like without any concern about ratings and whatnot!