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West Fork Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 34.99066, -111.74236 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Darren Mabe on Jun 28, 2015
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BETA PHOTO: West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon. route shown "G...


The West Fork of Oak Creak is a major side canyon rich with tall sandstone wall, beautiful springs, a babliing little stream, and some of the best technical slot canyoneering in the area.

Such a natural wonder bring in the tourists by the throngs, and is second only to Slide Rock State Park for visited areas in Oak Creek Canyon.

But it is home to some of the longest routes around, and a world of adventure....

Getting There 

Se reals miles south of the switchbacks is a big bend in the road, the pay parking area for access to West Fork. Check the park times to make sure you don't a get locked in.

Access from the top Via Woody Mountain Road.

Climbing Season

For the Oak Creek Canyon area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in West Fork

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Fork:
Engagement   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b     Trad, 6 pitches, 500'   
Into The Wild   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 9 pitches, 900'   
Where the Wild Things Are   5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Featured Route For West Fork
Rock Climbing Photo: top of the route. 5/28/11. FFA  she said "yes...

Engagement 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : West Fork
This adventure engages in chimney and crack systems of all sizes on a series of pillars in 6 short pitches. Tends to be sandy at the beginning of the season.It is located on a formation called the Serial Pillar, tucked back only a short ways in the West Fork of Oak Creek Canyon. After the 3rd creek crossing on the Call of the Canyon trail, head west on a faint trail through the ferns. Find the weakness in the slickrock of the SECOND spur from the gulley (small cairn), ascend the slickrock band, ...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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