West Clear Creek Rock Climbing
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"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.
The GPS coordinates are N34 32.748, W111 26.015
From the south (Pine and Strawberry): Traveling north on AZ-87, take a left onto AZ-260, going west. Just after mile marker 249, take a right onto FR144. Drive to the T intersection (1.7 miles) and go left onto FR149, drive 1.1 miles and turn right onto FR142 at the triangle-shaped intersection. Drive 1 mile and turn left onto FR142E - after which you'll immediately cross a cattle guard. Drive approximately 3 miles until it ends at the trailhead.
From the north (Flagstaff and Winslow): Traveling south on AZ-87, take a right on to FR142, right at mile marker 285. Proceed on FR142 for 5 miles and—just after passing FR142F—take a right onto FR142E. Drive approximately 3 miles until it ends at the trailhead.
Hike the trail down into the canyon (about 20 minutes). Most of the routes are upstream. Again, please keep this area clean.
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