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Areas in East Clear Creek

DWS East Clear Creek 16 / 0 / 0 / 20 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 34
Renegade 0 / 19 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 20
Winslow Wall 20 / 77 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 92
Elevation: 6,000 ft
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Description

East Clear Creek is a treasured raparian zone which courses through the heart of a seemingly dried out, high desert wasteland. It takes root at Blue Ridge Resevoir, and then the spring fed creek runs north towards Winslow, ending in the small reservoir known as Lake McHood. Eventually the water filters down into one of the largest natural aquifers in the state of Arizona. This aquifer is also fed by Chevelon Canyon to the East, as well as, Canyon Diablo to the North.

The canyon holds both limestone and sandstone bands which present the climber with pocket pulling sport routes, or even "spliteresque" cracks. However, it is the semi famed Winslow Wall and the deep water soloing found along Lake McHood which draw the most attention and rightly so. The Winslow Wall operates as a fully functional sport crag, and perhaps more of a limited, adventurous trad crag with confirmed classics. So whatever you are looking for you will find it there in spades. 

The Winslow Wall section of East Clear Creek is formed of Coconino Sandstone that has been worn by the steady flow of the creek and the seasonal monsoon rains. This place is magic when the water runnels start flowing. It turns into thousands of minuture waterfalls each with its own unique path. That said, this canyon, can and does flash! It is not uncommon to see water moved debri stuck in the second or even the third bolts on the routes. Know the weather forecast, and plan accordingly as there is limited high ground or easy exits. If heavy rain comes in, the prudent thing is to exit post haste.

Dad's gotta do what a dad's gotta do


There are a growing number of areas along this canyon, however most of the access treads across Hopi Ranch Lands. Be considerate. Do not drive off established two track roads. If a gate was closed when you found it, close it when you pass. Keep a low profile, and of course, don't harass the cows in any fashion or disturb ranch property. You may come across well houses and other structures either modern or historical. Do not disturb or remove native artifacts.

The Winslow Wall seems to have been "Grandfathered" into good, steady access with the land owners over the years, though other areas may be treated differently. This hands off relationship was once jeopardized by climber’s leaving semi permanent structures and trash at the parking area. This canyon is a “pack it in, pack it out” area. If you see trash, pick it up. This is holy land.

Getting There

Drive south out of Winslow on Hwy 87. Turn east onto Hwy 99 which is the gateway to both Chevelon Canyon, as well as, East Clear Creel.

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Classic Climbing Routes at East Clear Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V3 6A
 18
Bump to Conclusions
Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 56
The Girlfriend Route Direct
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 57
Kingsnake
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 39
Darkstar
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 46
Slim Shady
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 56
Stick It
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 65
Standin On A Corner
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 61
Mulva
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 57
Bro Job
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 41
Aqua-Vulva
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 80
The Winsloner
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 52
Has Bro
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 29
The Hanging Judge
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 58
Slap My Fro
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 19
Atlas Shrugged
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bump to Conclusions DWS E Clear Creek > DWS E Side
 18
V3 6A Boulder
The Girlfriend Route Direct Winslow Wall > E Side
 56
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Kingsnake Winslow Wall > W Side
 57
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Darkstar Winslow Wall > W Side
 39
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Slim Shady Winslow Wall > W Side
 46
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Stick It Winslow Wall > W Side
 56
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Standin On A Corner Winslow Wall > E Side
 65
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Mulva Winslow Wall > E Side
 61
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Bro Job Winslow Wall > W Side
 57
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Aqua-Vulva Winslow Wall > E Side
 41
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
The Winsloner Winslow Wall > W Side
 80
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Has Bro Winslow Wall > W Side
 52
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Hanging Judge Winslow Wall > W Side
 29
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Slap My Fro Winslow Wall > W Side
 58
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Atlas Shrugged Winslow Wall > E Side
 19
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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