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Chevelon Canyon

Chevelon Canyon  

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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 34.9231, -110.5292 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, James DeRoussel, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: JJ Schlick on Apr 24, 2012
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Chevelon Canyon is a rugged, rough and tumble canyon that empties into the Winslow area. This serpentine canyon was named for a famed trapper of the wild west, but has been home to over twenty different native tribes over the last 5000 years.... There are over 4000 documented petroglyphs spread out across the length of the canyon, and Rock Art Ranch is famed for being one of the largest concentrations of ancient art in the southwest.

Chevelon Canyon holds several different types of stone, but it is the varnished sandstone in the lower canyon, and the bullet hard limestone in the upper portions which hold the climbing to date. Though there are old school trad pitches on the soaring sandstone walls, any info to these, or any more modern endeavors remains elusive. As far as the limestone goes there is miles of it, it is often bullet hard, sharp as hell, and holds often just enough features to produce very high quality, difficult pitches.

Getting There 

This canyon runs from Winslow on the North, to Chevelon Canyon Lake in the South. Hwy 99 is your ticket to Chevelon exploration.

Climbing Season

Weather station 11.9 miles from here

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By manuel rangel
From: Tempe, Arizona
May 1, 2012
Looks awesome JJ! Great climbing and a beautiful area; what more do you want? Thanks for your hard work.
By J.McTavish
From: Flagstaff AZ
Dec 17, 2014
Looking to explore Chevelon Canyon but the lack of route info is disconcerting. Heard through a local that there used to be a dozen or so routes posted on here but they have since disappeared. Is there an access issue or just one of those "secret" areas? I'm down for adventure just point us in the right direction...looks like south of the Mclaws bridge there are some serious cliff bands, and water... Access from the east on Bell Cow rd looks promising?
By Pat Mac
From: Tempe
Jan 19, 2015
J.McTavish. There are tons of routes out there. The Flagstaff folks had a lot of info up. Then it was taken down. I have been an AZ local for quite sometime now and I have never been there. I just don't know where to go.
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