West Clear Creek Rock Climbing
|GPS:||34.554, -111.419 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||bio on Feb 28, 2008|
|Admins:||Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick|
DescriptionSandstone climbing in the beautiful confines of the canyon. Great summer destination and some nice cracks. Please keep this amazing area clean. Climbing ethic is ground up. There are few bolts found here, and when you see them the spacing is long and requires committment from the leader. Season is beginning of April to end of October. When considering route development in the area, please use discretion:
"A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man... retaining its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements" (The Wilderness Act of 1964)
Climbers visiting West Clear Creek should remember that it is a federally designated wilderness area. As such, placing fixed anchors, especially bolts, is discouraged at West Clear Creek, and forbidden in some wildernesses.
Getting ThereThe GPS coordinates are N34 32.748, W111 26.015 Located north of Strawberry off highway 260. Enter FR 144, which is about 5 miles north of the intersection of hwy 260 and HWY 87. Turn right off hwy 260 onto Fr144, also called Fr 149 on some maps. Drive to T intersection (FR149) and go left, drive 1.1 miles and turn right(FR142). Drive .9 miles and turn left(142e). Drive 3.6 miles until it ends at trailhead. Hike the trail into the canyon. Routes are upstream. Again, please keep this area clean.
Classic Climbing Routes at West Clear Creek
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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