Jacks Canyon Rock Climbing
|GPS:||34.755, -111.062 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Anthony Stout on Feb 22, 2006 · Updates|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Brian Boyd|
Beautiful limestone, well protected sport routes with pulling on pockets and edges of mostly high quality rock. Setting is within a beautiful canyon and climbing can be had year around, chasing either the shade or the sun.
For the majority of the year, the weather is beautiful (as is common of the desert southwest), with the best time of year being March through May (springtime), and September through November (fall).
- Floods occasionally drown some of the walls and make some of the climbs inaccessible, this varies by year.
Climbs here are, for the most part, very well protected, and range from 5.5 to 5.14. One can easily push their limits here, and do it safely.
- A clip stick is helpful for keeping some of the starts safer.
From the north: Drive south on Highway 87, and look for mile marker 314. Continue 0.3 miles to a gate on the right.
From the south: Drive north on Hwy 87, and look for mile marker 313. Continue 0.7 miles to a gate on your left.
The gate is marked with a ton of climbing stickers. There is typically a piece of webbing/cord on the gate, use it to open the gate and please close the gate after passing through.
The Asylum and Lost World have separate driving directions. These directions are for the main Jacks Canyon area: From the gate, continue straight ahead on a good dirt road. Turn left at a Y at 0.2 miles, then take a right at 0.4 miles. When the road ends, you will find a pit toilet on the right. Dispersed camping is found on the left side, as well as the trail to the clifftop.
The road in is passable by most vehicles, although some cars have experienced undercarriage damage. After rain, the fine-grained soil turns to quicksand, and has led to many stuck vehicles. So, if it is your first time driving offroad in northern Arizona, think twice before you optimistically plow through a large puddle.
Classic Climbing Routes at Jacks Canyon
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