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Areas in Central Mogollon Rim

Thirteen Mile Rock 1 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
West Clear Creek 39 / 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 42
Wet Beaver Crack 10 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Elevation: 4,862 ft
GPS: 34.672, -111.621 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jun 16, 2018
Admins: Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick, Greg Opland
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Description

The Central Mogollon Rim contains a series of time and water worn canyons that carve their way down the basalt rim and eventually drain into the Verde River. Woods Canyon, Wet Beaver Creek, West Clear Creek, and Fossil Creek are all popular backpacking/canyoneering adventures in their own right.

I envision this area covering both sides of Interstate 17 and stretching to Highway 260 on the eastern side. This would include Munds Canyon, Schnebly Hill, Woods Canyon, and Rattlesnake Canyon on the west side of I17. On the east side of I17 lay Mullican Canyon, Wet Beaver Creek, West Clear Creek, and Fossil Creek. These are just the big ones and there are a myriad of sub canyons.

To date there is developed sandstone crack climbing in West Clear Creek, and Wet Beaver Creek at lower elevations. The hearts of the “big three” canyons are wilderness areas, so fixed hardware is sparse.

These are big drainages and there is a lot of stone tucked away on the rims of these canyons. Someday this tough country might yield some new basalt areas to hardened crag hunters, but they won’t come easy. Time will tell.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Central Mogollon Rim

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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13
 9
BattleAxe
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Knot Unknown
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Bob
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5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Yang & Yin
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 10
Old Grey Mare
Sport
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 12
Differential Equations
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 18
Symmetry
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 10
Last Chance
Trad 2 pitches
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 6
Sweet Singularity
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 3
Loaded Chamber
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5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 8
Bird of Prey
Trad 2 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 9
Test of Faith
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 9
Chicken Fingers
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5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
 8
Resurrection
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
BattleAxe W Clear Creek > Anti-Crag
 9
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13 Trad
Knot Unknown W Clear Creek > Middle Section
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Bob W Clear Creek > John Doe Wall
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Yang & Yin W Clear Creek > Middle Section
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Old Grey Mare W Clear Creek > Anti-Crag
 10
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Differential Equations W Clear Creek > Anti-Crag
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad
Symmetry W Clear Creek > Anti-Crag
 18
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Last Chance W Clear Creek > Anti-Crag
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Sweet Singularity W Clear Creek > Anti-Crag
 6
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Loaded Chamber W Clear Creek > Log Jam area
 3
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Bird of Prey W Clear Creek > Middle Section
 8
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Test of Faith W Clear Creek > Middle Section
 9
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Chicken Fingers W Clear Creek > Anti-Crag
 9
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Trad
Resurrection W Clear Creek > Middle Section
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
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