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Southern Wall 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Elevation: 6,815 ft
GPS: 34.526, -111.424 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: manuel rangel on May 15, 2012 with updates
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

Area located upstream from current routes in WCC; near Clints Well Rap in and climb out. Or take Tramway Trailhead from upstream.

Getting There

Wether you are coming from the Valley or Flagstaff, you'll turn west on FS-122C, aproxamently 100 yards south of the Clint's Well gas station. You'll continue till you come to FS-9399S on your right. Take that till you come to the end of the road. Park and head down the hill following a climbers trail marked by carins. It's a beautiful hike to the creek. Head down stream and you'll see Porter's Pillar hiding the Hidden Garden on the right and the Southern Wall on the left.

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Dark Falls Southern Wall 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 4 pitches
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Jed G  
These routes look great, thank you so much for sharing. This section of West Clear Creek (near the Tramway Trail) is known to a lot of old school Arizona Climbers and Canyoneers as "Tramway". I know an 80 year old lady who was the granddaughter of a man who used to drive cattle between Scottsdale (for winter grazing) and that area around Clint's Wells and Happy Jack (for summer pasture). she said her parents required her to accompany him on a drive in the spring once because he was getting senile, so she did and spent a chunk of the summer up there. She was in 8th grade at the time (1940s I think). We talked all about the area because of my own connection of exploration there. She said that was back before I-17 existed and before Phoenix was much of a city at all. The only drivable route by car, at the time of her cattle drive, was the B-line highway, which was a rough road and took a couple days to get from Phoenix the Happy Jack out to the east through Payson area. That was the route her parents used to pick her up at the end of her stay. A tram was built up there in 1942 and used until 1966 to help transport fish to stock West Clear Creek. The trail was built at the same time to assist in the tram construction and operation. That's why its called the Tramway trail......I really appreciate the work you have done here and want to check out Dark Falls! Nov 18, 2017
manuel rangel
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manuel rangel   Arizona
I've never accessed the climbing via the Tramway trail, only by driving in via the dirt road just south of the gas station at Clints Well. Nov 23, 2017

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