East Clear Creek Rock Climbing
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.
Joel Unema pulling hard on Picture Me Rolling, Winslow Wall
Photo - Blake McCord
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.
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.
Weather station 5.7 miles from here
125 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',26],['3 Stars',61],['2 Stars',26],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in East Clear Creek
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Featured Route For East Clear Creek
Moaning Man 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Arizona
: Northern Arizona
: ... : Waterfall Area
I just have to say that I love this route, it was the 1st route that I put up at the Waterfall Area. This route has it all you start out on the corner with a bit of a chimney move for the start then transition to the thin face and move on to great jugs in a corner. Once you get to the small ledge this is when the fun really starts... make some hard moves in the corner which wants to spit you out and make your way into a dihedral and then mount the ridge to pull the small roof for the finish....[more] Browse More Classics in Arizona