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Elevation: 6,000 ft 1,829 m
GPS: 34.94444, -110.6633
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East Clear Creek is a treasured raparian zone which courses through the heart of a seemingly dried out, high desert flatland. 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 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 are sure to find it here. 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 rains come in and 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 debris 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.



There are a growing number of areas along this canyon, however most of the access treads across state checkerboard and 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 cattle 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 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 Suggest change

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 Creek.

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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
 51
Bump to Conclusions
Boulder
V3+ 6A+
 35
Last Day Of Summer
Boulder
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 83
Kingsnake
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 54
Darkstar
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 78
Stick It
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 27
Bear Claw
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 84
Mulva
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 56
Aqua-Vulva
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 125
The Winsloner
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 45
Sex Machine
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 79
Has Bro
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 47
The Hanging Judge
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 38
Beer Snake
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 91
Slap My Fro
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 30
Atlas Shrugged
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Bump to Conclusions DWS E Clear Creek > DWS E Side
 51
V3 6A Boulder
Last Day Of Summer DWS E Clear Creek > DWS W Side
 35
V3+ 6A+ Boulder
Kingsnake Winslow Wall > W Side
 83
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Darkstar Winslow Wall > W Side
 54
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Stick It Winslow Wall > W Side
 78
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Bear Claw DWS E Clear Creek > DWS W Side
 27
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Mulva Winslow Wall > E Side
 84
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Aqua-Vulva Winslow Wall > E Side
 56
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
The Winsloner Winslow Wall > W Side
 125
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Sex Machine Winslow Wall > E Side
 45
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Has Bro Winslow Wall > W Side
 79
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
The Hanging Judge Winslow Wall > W Side
 47
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Beer Snake Winslow Wall > W Side
 38
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Slap My Fro Winslow Wall > W Side
 91
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Atlas Shrugged Winslow Wall > E Side
 30
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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