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Winslow Areas Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.0075, -110.7044 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Jan 24, 2012
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A view of the surrounding area, Jacks Canyon


Winslow, and Hwys 87 and 99 which run south out of town sit on a windswept, high desert plain, with the deep canyons of Chevelon, East Clear Creek, Jack's, and Diablo which cut through the various layers of sandstone and limestone. A seemingly unlikely area for climbing at first glance, these canyons offer up excellent stone, and unique cragging adventures.

The a Winslow Wall needs little introduction at this point. This stunning, old timey area has both gear and sport routes on slabby, to overhanging water polished pockets up 5.13+. A sort of otherworldly crag, please be respectful of this magical place.
Rock Climbing Photo: Zoltan Papp in the zone on Slap My Fro, Winslow Wa...
Zoltan Papp in the zone on Slap My Fro, Winslow Wall.
Photo - Blake McCord

Similar to that of The Pit in Flagstaff, Jacks Canyon was one of Norhtern Arizona's first forays into a full blown sport crag in the early/mid 90's. Today, it is a sport refuge for folks who want steep, pocketed stone, and hassle free access.
Rock Climbing Photo: Harry Edwards on Suicide King, Jacks Canyon, AZ.
Harry Edwards on Suicide King, Jacks Canyon, AZ.

These days it's seems like a lot of little "show and tell" crags are popping up, though access through the ranch lands still remains somewhat of an enigma at this point.
Rock Climbing Photo: JJ and the Whirlwind 5.12-, Chevelon Canyon hinter...
JJ and the Whirlwind 5.12-, Chevelon Canyon hinterlands.

As Tim Toula once said, "In Winslow they keep their crags underground".

Getting There 

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322 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',32],['3 Stars',133],['2 Stars',117],['1 Star',37],['Bomb',1]

Classic Climbing Routes in Winslow Areas

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Winslow Areas:
Bump to Conclusions   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   DWS East Clear Creek : DWS East Side
Gouda   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   *Jacks Canyon : Swiss Wall
Kingsnake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Mickey Goes to Vegas   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   *Jacks Canyon : Casino Cliffs
Darkstar   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Stick It   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Bear Claw   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   DWS East Clear Creek : DWS West Side
Genesis   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport   *Jacks Canyon : Main Wall
Sacrificial Lizard   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   *Jacks Canyon : Main Wall
Mulva   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : East Side
Aqua-Vulva   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : East Side
Tales From the Grypt   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 85'   *Jacks Canyon : Main Wall
The Winsloner   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Has Bro   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Winslow Wall : West Side
The Hanging Judge   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Slap My Fro   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Atlas Shrugged   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 75'   Winslow Wall : East Side
Bronzing   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Caligula   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Picture Me Rollin'   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Winslow Wall : West Side
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Featured Route For Winslow Areas
Rock Climbing Photo: Olivia Galloway (left) on Moaning Man

Moaning Man 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Waterfall Area
I just have to say that I love this route, it was the 1st route that I put up at the Waterfall Area. This route has it all you start out on the corner with a bit of a chimney move for the start then transition to the thin face and move on to great jugs in a corner. Once you get to the small ledge this is when the fun really starts... make some hard moves in the corner which wants to spit you out and make your way into a dihedral and then mount the ridge to pull the small roof for the finish....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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