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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.0075, -110.7044 View Map  Incorrect?
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A view of the surrounding area, Jacks Canyon

Description 

Winslow, and Hwys 87 and 99 which run south out of town sit on a windswept, high desert plain, with the deep canyons of Chevelon, East Clear Creek, Jack's, and Diablo which cut through the various layers of sandstone and limestone. A seemingly unlikely area for climbing at first glance, these canyons offer up excellent stone, and unique cragging adventures.

The a Winslow Wall needs little introduction at this point. This stunning, old timey area has both gear and sport routes on slabby, to overhanging water polished pockets up 5.13+. A sort of otherworldly crag, please be respectful of this magical place.
Rock Climbing Photo: Zoltan Papp in the zone on Slap My Fro, Winslow Wa...
Zoltan Papp in the zone on Slap My Fro, Winslow Wall.
Photo - Blake McCord


Similar to that of The Pit in Flagstaff, Jacks Canyon was one of Norhtern Arizona's first forays into a full blown sport crag in the early/mid 90's. Today, it is a sport refuge for folks who want steep, pocketed stone, and hassle free access.
Rock Climbing Photo: Harry Edwards on Suicide King, Jacks Canyon, AZ.
Harry Edwards on Suicide King, Jacks Canyon, AZ.


These days it's seems like a lot of little "show and tell" crags are popping up, though access through the ranch lands still remains somewhat of an enigma at this point.
Rock Climbing Photo: JJ and the Whirlwind 5.12-, Chevelon Canyon hinter...
JJ and the Whirlwind 5.12-, Chevelon Canyon hinterlands.

As Tim Toula once said, "In Winslow they keep their crags underground".

Getting There 

Drive to Winslow

Climbing Season



Weather station 0.9 miles from here

328 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',30],['3 Stars',138],['2 Stars',119],['1 Star',38],['Bomb',1]
['<=5.6',9],['5.7',5],['5.8',16],['5.9',19],['5.10',67],['5.11',90],['5.12',84],['5.13',13],['>=5.14',2],['',0],['<=V1',6],['V2-3',7],['V4-5',5],['V6-7',1],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Winslow Areas

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Winslow Areas:
Betty Cracker   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport   Jacks Canyon : Cracker Jack Cliffs
Mickey Goes to Vegas   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 65'   Jacks Canyon : Casino Cliffs
Kingsnake   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Gouda   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Jacks Canyon : Swiss Wall
Yarlsberg   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Jacks Canyon : Swiss Wall
Sports Book   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 45'   Jacks Canyon : Casino Cliffs
Dealers Choice   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 60'   Jacks Canyon : Casino Cliffs
Stick It   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Standin On A Corner   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Winslow Wall : East Side
Genesis   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport   Jacks Canyon : Main Wall
Jack and the Beanstalk   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport   Jacks Canyon : Cracker Jack Cliffs
Bats in the Belfry   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   Jacks Canyon : Main Wall
Crosstown Traffic   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport   Jacks Canyon : Cracker Jack Cliffs
Sacrificial Lizard   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 60'   Jacks Canyon : Main Wall
Bro Job   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   Winslow Wall : West Side
Mulva   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : East Side
Tales From the Grypt   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 85'   Jacks Canyon : Main Wall
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
Slap My Fro   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Winslow Wall : West Side
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Featured Route For Winslow Areas
Rock Climbing Photo: About halfway up.

Enemy Wind 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a  Arizona : Northern Arizona : ... : Cracker Jack Cliffs
The formation at this area forms a shallow book type feature. On your right you will find Big Plans 10a and on your left is Enemy Wind. The route looks innocent enough but is a bit longer and is sustained in steepness. The guidebook warns you to "hold your breath and run for the anchors". Translation...you'll might be gassed but keep going!...[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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