Elevation: 6,500 ft
GPS: 35.066, -111.7 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: J. Snyder on Jul 14, 2012
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland
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Access Issue: Fragile Sandstone: Don't Climb Wet Rock Details

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.

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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Classic Climbing Routes at West Kelly Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V4 6B PG13
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Jack and the Beanstock
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Jack and the Beanstock Water Front Area
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V4 6B PG13 Boulder
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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
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