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Jacks Canyon

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About Jacks Canyon:

Sport climbing. Highly pocketed limestone/sandstone mix cliffs often compared to an outdoor gym. Almost 300 routes of what some consider to be some of the best sport climbing in the country. All routes are protected generously by cold shuts (even cracks). Year-round climbing. Spring & Fall best, Summer you will be chasing shade on hot days. Occasionally you may have spring flooding. It can be snowy in winter, but the sun warms the rock. Sections are listed from North to South.
Nearest town or city: Winslow
Directions: Primitive camping available on rim of canyon. Porta-john at campground (coutesy of the Access Fund). Nearest towns: Winslow (30 miles north) is more populated and boasts being home to "La Posada", an upscale historic hotel with wonderful food and great to check out on your rest day. Clint's Well (30 miles south) is very small but offers a wonderful cafe and all the necessities, such as gas station convenience mart and a cheap water station to fill up your gallon jugs. Directions from Winslow: Take SR 87 south from I-40 approximately 30 miles to mile marker 314. Continue 0.3 mile to dirt road on right and follow gate directions below. Directions from Phoenix: Take SR 87 north towards Payson. From Payson, continue on another 60 miles (approximately) towards Winslow to mile marker 313. Continue on 0.7 miles and turn left on dirt road. Close gate behind you and follow directions below. Gate Directions #1) Drive 0.3 mile and turn left at the obvious fork #2) Drive 0.2 mile and turn right #3) Continue 0.7 mile to trailhead and campground (total 1.2 miles from gate). You'll see gravel parking and the camping spots will be to your left (same side as toilet)
Latitude, Longitude: 34.75469, -111.06197
Access Issues: Road into campground can get deep mud, I've seen a few cars stuck.
Camping: Free
When to Climb:
Quantity of Climbs: Year

Forum Discussions (See all 20 posts )

  Subject Author Replies Last Post
No Replies road condition? tsucharski 0 Dec 27 2011, 3:42 PM
No Replies Found: Camera Equipment climbaddic 0 Jul 17 2011, 6:38 AM
With Replies Jack's in August IsayAutumn 1 Aug 03 2010, 6:23 PM
No Replies Sunglasses found @ Jacks Canyon 10/3/09 dbd 0 Oct 05 2009, 5:46 AM
With Replies New Jacks guide is out !!! mountainjunkie 17 Mar 22 2009, 12:48 AM
With Replies jacks rainy weather jadraxx 3 Jul 12 2008, 1:19 AM
With Replies jacks flooded? and asylum guide? kyote321 5 Mar 31 2008, 11:39 PM
No Replies Jack's Weather ecirptocs 0 Feb 05 2008, 9:41 PM
With Replies Jack's over July 4th ecivey 7 May 17 2008, 4:00 AM
With Replies Don't Know Jack - and Can't Find It thronedoggie 8 May 29 2007, 5:09 AM
With Replies Jack's: is the main wall wet? kyote321 1 Mar 26 2007, 8:29 PM
With Replies TR at Jacks Canyon rasperas 2 Jul 13 2005, 1:42 AM
With Replies How Jacks got its name.. sierrabc 3 Apr 09 2005, 6:43 AM
With Replies Is Jacks soft? sierrabc 43 May 20 2007, 5:11 PM
With Replies Jack's Canyon access roc-dude 6 Dec 16 2004, 11:52 PM