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East Kelly Canyon Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,000'
Location: 35.0655, -111.6959 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: J. Snyder on Jul 15, 2012


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The Original Kelly.

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Weather station 2.4 miles from here

63 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',8],['3 Stars',34],['2 Stars',19],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in East Kelly Canyon

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Kelly Canyon:
Aloha Left Arete   V1-2 5     Boulder, 12'   Trailer Park
Aloha Arete   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Trailer Park
Iron Monkey   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Donkey Punch Area
Icy Mike   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 15'   Donkey Punch Area
Huck Finn   V3 6A PG13     Boulder, 18'   Donkey Punch Area
Pinball Wizard   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   The Warm-Up Wall
Triangle Arete   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Trailer Park
Laid Back   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Trailer Park
Hot Carl   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   Trailer Park
Gym Wall Center   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Donkey Punch Area
Sloper Problem (aka The Impossible Undercling)   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Trailer Park
Chinese Gangfight   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Donkey Punch Area
Dope Lounge   V5+ 6C+ PG13     Boulder, 18'   Donkey Punch Area
Donkey Punch   V6 7A PG13     Boulder, 15'   Donkey Punch Area
The Slab   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Donkey Punch Area
Pushin' Rope   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Trailer Park
Cleveland Steamer   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Donkey Punch Area
The Traverse   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 30'   Arkansas & Traverse Wall
Mother Approved   V8 7B PG13     Boulder, 22'   Donkey Punch Area
Green Mile Direct   V9 7C     Boulder, 15'   Donkey Punch Area
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Featured Route For East Kelly Canyon
Rock Climbing Photo: On the small crimps.

Cleveland Steamer V6 7A  AZ : Northern Arizona : ... : Donkey Punch Area
This problem takes the center line up the Donkey Punch Wall. Start with a cool iron knob for the left hand and a small crimp for the right. Make a few fingery moves on thin patina crimps to a sloping pocket and a flat rail. After matching the rail, a couple big lockoffs gain the top of the wall. Finish with a petrifying mantel. It is advisable to brush off the top of this problem in advance. Some of the most bullet rock in the canyon with fabulous movement all the way....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By J. Snyder
From: Flagstaff, Arizona
Oct 22, 2014
Road Closure Reminder:
The final road to Kelly Canyon is officially closed and should no longer be used! The Forest Service has made it clear that users should no longer be driving all the way to the old trailhead. Giant boulders now guard the road but incompetent users have begun to drive around this closure. Please respect this closure and DO NOT drive off road to avoid the road closure. DONT BE LAZY, PARK AT THE ROAD CLOSURE!! This will effect our overall access to this amazing area. The extra hike only takes a few minutes!

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