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By seth 'sk8rseth' howell
Apr 20, 2013

I see that it's dws but my question is, do I need a boat of some kind to access the routes? Or could myself and my friends hike in or such?

Will a single raft suffice for rescue type stuff?

I'm a college kid without money or a vehicle capable of carrying a canoe/kayak so my options are limited and I'd really like to not have to cut this destination out of my trip next month

Thanks in advance


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By Jon Zucco
From Denver, CO
Apr 20, 2013
yaak crack Red Rock Canyon, NV

You will not need a boat. There are plenty of crags that are fully accessible, even in times of extremely high flow.

edit: not the same clear creek, so nvm


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By dsmit
From Flagstaff, Az
Apr 20, 2013
Climbing the edge.

I'm assuming that you are talking about East Clear Creek near Winslow. A boat of some kind is pretty key. I got an inflatable from Big 5 for about $80, but there are some other cheaper ones. The climbing here is extremely fun, pick a line and go for it. Don't forget the beer.


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By seth 'sk8rseth' howell
Apr 20, 2013

Alright. I'll look into it, because I potentially have about 15 people in this trip and idk how many rafts and/or boats we can wrangle up


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By manuel rangel
From Tempe, Arizona
Apr 22, 2013
Trying to redpoint The Ugly 11c; steeper than it looks and the rock is scary in spots but good enough.

For East Clear Creek you can drive near the beginning of the DWS stuff and walk down, jump in the water and climb out. You will be wet anyways. Unfortunately, you'll be limited in reach. A boat is really nice, the water is totally flat, any waterborne craft will do.


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By seth 'sk8rseth' howell
Apr 22, 2013

great! ill probably pick up a inflatable or two.
hows the rocks? i know cliff diving is hard to come by sometimes, so is the water full of rocks, or is it something you dont really need to be too worried about?


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By manuel rangel
From Tempe, Arizona
Apr 23, 2013
Trying to redpoint The Ugly 11c; steeper than it looks and the rock is scary in spots but good enough.

I think "Rod" has a sloping shelf under the start but the rest are in fairly deep water. Near Bear Claw it is @ 70' deep according to a bass fish finder. As you paddle upstream it becomes deeper.

I always worry about debris anywhere I dive. A good tactic is to swim over and check your landing first. Then everyone can flail away.


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