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Winslow Wall 

East Clear Creek Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 34.94444, -110.6633 View Map  Incorrect?
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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, before filtering down into one of the largest aquifers in this part of the state.

The canyon holds both limestone, and sandstone bands which present the climber with pocket pulling sport routes, or even "spliteresque" cracks.

Rock Climbing Photo: Joel Unema pulling hard on Picture Me Rolling, Win...
Joel Unema pulling hard on Picture Me Rolling, Winslow Wall

Photo - Blake McCord

Rock Climbing Photo: The splitter Hanging Judge 5.12-, Winslow Wall.
The splitter Hanging Judge 5.12-, Winslow Wall.


There are a growing number of areas along this canyon, however most of the access treads across Hopi Ranch Lands. Be considerate, and keep a low profile, close gates, and of course, don't harass the cows....

While the Winslow Wall seems to have been "Grandfathered" into steady, good access with the land owners over the years (no thanks to some climbers...), other areas may be treated differently.

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.7 miles from here

123 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',60],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',5],['5.7',0],['5.8',4],['5.9',3],['5.10',22],['5.11',34],['5.12',32],['5.13',5],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',13],['V4-5',5],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in East Clear Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Clear Creek:
Bump to Conclusions   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   DWS East Clear Creek : DWS East Side
The Girlfriend Route Direct   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Winslow Wall : East Side
Kingsnake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Darkstar   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Stick It   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Bear Claw   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   DWS East Clear Creek : DWS West Side
Standin On A Corner   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Winslow Wall : East Side
Mulva   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : East Side
Bro Job   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Aqua-Vulva   5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : East Side
Sex Machine   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 90'   Winslow Wall : East Side
The Winsloner   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Has Bro   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Winslow Wall : West Side
The Hanging Judge   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Beer Snake   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Slap My Fro   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Atlas Shrugged   5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b     Sport, 75'   Winslow Wall : East Side
Bronzing   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Caligula   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Picture Me Rollin'   5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Winslow Wall : West Side
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Featured Route For East Clear Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: The Shield

The Shield V3+ 6A+  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : DWS East Side
As always it is going to depend on rain fall. Start on under cling and left side pull to head right to the big heart to match on a set of crimps. Head straight up some better crimps to a thin black crimp edge and side pull top out. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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