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East Kelly Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.0655, -111.6959 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: J. Snyder on Jul 15, 2012
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Fragile Sandstone: Don't Climb Wet Rock MORE INFO >>>


The Original Kelly.

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Weather station 2.4 miles from here

64 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',7],['3 Stars',35],['2 Stars',20],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in East Kelly Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Kelly Canyon:
Aloha Left Arete   V1-2 5     Boulder, 12'   Trailer Park
Aloha Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Trailer Park
Icy Mike   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 15'   Donkey Punch Area
Huck Finn   V3 6A PG13     Boulder, 18'   Donkey Punch Area
Hot Carl   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Trailer Park
Dope Lounge   V5 6C PG13     Boulder, 18'   Donkey Punch Area
Donkey Punch   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Donkey Punch Area
Cleveland Steamer   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Donkey Punch Area
The Slab   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Donkey Punch Area
The Traverse   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 30'   Arkansas & Traverse Wall
Green Mile Direct   V9 7C     Boulder, 15'   Donkey Punch Area
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Featured Route For East Kelly Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: The Slab - V6  Photo Credit: Brad Shorb

The Slab V6 7A  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : Donkey Punch Area
Start with a decent pocket and edge on the layer below the slab proper. A smattering of miserable holds separates you from usable features near the top. Unforgiving....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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By Andrew Ryder
From: Flagstaff
Jun 26, 2017
A couple reminders for the upcoming holiday weekend and summer climbing season.

- Kelly Canyon is sandstone and the rock is very fragile when wet. Monsoons are coming, meaning frequent soaking rains are likely. Please, do not climb here if it has rained in the past 24 hours. There are dozens of other places to climb within an hour's drive. Don't be selfish. Broken holds don't grow back. (You are welcome to PM me or call a local gym about conditions if you're unsure.)

- Please respect the Forest Service closure and do not attempt to drive around the rock barrier at East Kelly. The added walk is under five minutes.

- Leave the yelling and loud music at the gym. If you use tick marks, be tasteful and scrub em when you're done. Help keep it nice out here.
By Johhny Smitz
Aug 19, 2017

- Leave the yelling and loud music at the gym. If you use tick marks, be tasteful and scrub em when you're done. Help keep it nice out here.

If a climbs hard imma yell. If no ones next to me imma blast 21 21 21 21
By J. Snyder
From: Flagstaff, Arizona
Aug 20, 2017
zkb- Thank you for your thought provoking addition; very insightful. In many ways a paradigm shift of cogitation and brainwork!

Hopefully many others will also hear ye out and 'make noises while warming up the bod' as well as 'listen to dope beatz while climbing the sickest lines'.

Thank you and keep up the good work!

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