Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 34.555, -111.195 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Oct 6, 2010
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Description

Blue Ridge Reservoir is the head waters of East Clear Creek. The lake itself is nestled in deep, steep hills of pines, and it's shores are rimmed with limestone boulders.

This is an awesome summertime destination when you want to swim as much as you want to climb. Some of the areas are accessed off of the main road in, but many fine exploratory and scruffy areas exist to those who bring their kayaks/canoes, brushes, pads, and friends.

Also, in very severe drought seasons when the water level drops drastically, there is a submerged layer of smooth limestone that appears. This layer has absolutely excellent bouldering, and is a kind of a 'once in a blue moon' experience.

Back country camping on the lake available at sanctioned sites, and there is also a fee camping area on top of the rim, before you drop down. Free camping on any dirt roads that lead off the main one in.

Getting There

Blue Ridge Resevoir is approximately 45 miles southwest of Winslow, AZ on the east side of hwy 87. The road in is south of Jacks Canyon rd.

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