Elevation: 6,242 ft
GPS: 34.755, -111.062 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Anthony Stout on Feb 22, 2006
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

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 5.6 to 5.13. One can easily push their limits here, and do it safely. A clip stick is helpful for keeping some of the starts safer.

Getting There

First, find Winslow, AZ, east of Flagstaff on Interstate 40. From I-40, take Winslow exit #253 (North Park Drive) and go south. Heading south on North Park Drive, in about a mile you will come upon Second street, turn left (one way going east). After several blocks you will hit a traffic light, turn south here (right) onto highway 87.

Continue south on Highway 87 for roughly 30 miles to mile marker 314.

0.3 miles past this you will see a pull off to the right with a gate, turn right. There is typically a piece of webbing on the gate, use it to open the gate and please close the gate after passing through. There is an obvious sign on the right just after the gate with some climbing stickers on it. This is how you will know you have found the right place. From the gate, continue straight ahead on a good dirt road. You will see a few turn offs along the way (with one large one at about 0.4 miles), just keep straight ahead on the best looking road. Eventually, you will come upon the camping area. There is a large forest service pit toilet here. There are various trails that head from the parking area into the canyon.

Resources

Jacks Canyon Sport Climbing by Deidre Burton and Jim Steagall.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Jacks Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 99
Jack Off
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 117
You Don't Know Jack $%^
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 114
Betty Cracker
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 142
Gouda
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 214
Mickey Goes to Vegas
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 69
Jack & Jill Go Bolting
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 114
Yarlsberg
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 109
Dealers Choice
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 84
Sports Book
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 83
Jack and the Beanstalk
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 129
Genesis
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 74
Crosstown Traffic
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 86
Bats in the Belfry
Sport
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 113
Sacrificial Lizard
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 77
Tales From the Grypt
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Jack Off Cracker Jack Cliffs
 99
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
You Don't Know Jack $%^ Cracker Jack Cliffs
 117
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Betty Cracker Cracker Jack Cliffs
 114
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Gouda Swiss Wall
 142
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Mickey Goes to Vegas Casino Cliffs
 214
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Jack & Jill Go Bolting Cracker Jack Cliffs
 69
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Yarlsberg Swiss Wall
 114
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Dealers Choice Casino Cliffs
 109
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Sports Book Casino Cliffs
 84
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Jack and the Beanstalk Cracker Jack Cliffs
 83
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Genesis Main Wall
 129
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Crosstown Traffic Cracker Jack Cliffs
 74
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Bats in the Belfry Main Wall
 86
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Sacrificial Lizard Main Wall
 113
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Tales From the Grypt Main Wall
 77
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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