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Areas in West Kelly Canyon

Clockwork Orange Arete 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Gym Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Middle Corridor 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Mushroom Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
North Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Red Kelly Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Warmup Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Water Front Area 0 / 0 / 0 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4

Description

The beautiful less explored neighbor of East Kelly Canyon. West Kelly Canyon offers quiet and diverse bouldering on the white Coconino Sandstone of Northern Arizona. Known for its incredible setting, W. Kelly is different from its sister because of its lesser known, taller and cleaner lines. Expect to explore for problems as well as bring extra pads for the tall, and at times scary test-pieces.

Please help keep this area pristine. Pack out yours and others trash.

As always do not climb after rain or snow. Allow 2-3 days to preserve the quality of the rock.
Fragile Sandstone: Don't Climb Wet Rock Details

Getting There

Drive South of Flagstaff on the 89A. Turn East onto FS Road 237. Drive for less than 1 mile until topography suggests you are near Pumphouse Wash. Follow any number of trails down to Pumphouse Wash. West Kelly Canyon is the obvious drainage that heads East from Pumphouse. Happy Exploring.

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Jeff Peabody
Missoula, MT
Jeff Peabody   Missoula, MT
Video for Human Wasteland, Jack and the Beanstalk, and Morphine for Breakfast

West Kelly Canyon Jul 31, 2012
J. Snyder
Flagstaff, Arizona
J. Snyder   Flagstaff, Arizona
Video featuring climbs in West Kelly Canyon as well as East Kelly Canyon
youtube.com/watch?v=dVgFdCH… Jul 14, 2012

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