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Description 

Sandstone climbing in the beautiful confines of the canyon. Great summer destination and some nice cracks. Please keep this amazing area clean. Climbing ethic is ground up. There are few bolts found here, and when you see them the spacing is long and requires committment from the leader. Season is beginning of April to end of October.


Getting There 

The GPS coordinates are N34 32.748, W111 26.015 Located north of Strawberry off highway 260. Enter FR 144, which is about 5 miles north of HWY 87. Drive to T intersection (FR149) and go left, drive 1.1 miles and turn right(FR142). Drive .9 miles and turn left(142e). Drive 3.6 miles until it ends at trailhead. Hike the trail into the canyon. Routes are upstream. Again, please keep this area clean.


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for West Clear Creek:
Asymmetry   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Anti-Crag
BattleAxe   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Anti-Crag
Knot Unknown   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   Middle Section
Yang & Yin   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Middle Section
Differential Equations   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Anti-Crag
Last Chance   5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   Anti-Crag
Barefoot Fred   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b A0     Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 250'   John Doe Wall
Symmetry   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Anti-Crag
Bird of Prey   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 160'   Middle Section
Test of Faith   5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Middle Section
Chicken Fingers   5.11d 7a 24 VIII E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 95'   Anti-Crag
Resurrection   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ E5 6a PG13     Trad, 2 pitches, 200'   Middle Section
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Differential Equations 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII E2 5b PG13  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Anti-Crag
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good times!
good times!
It's really stunning down there when the light plays with the leaves on the trees.
It's really stunning down there when the light pla...
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Queen Creek East 4th Years Hike
Cody & Joe on the 1st pitch
Cody & Joe on the 1st pitch
Yellow columbines to climber: "You have your wall, we have ours." <br /> <br />June 2008
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Scott near the top during FA of "Moki Dogway"
Scott near the top during FA of "Moki Dogway"
the full length of the train
the full length of the train
On the way to Anti-Crag at West Clear Creek.
On the way to Anti-Crag at West Clear Creek.
It's really stunning down there when the light plays with the leaves on the trees.
It's really stunning down there when the light pla...
The massive roof crack in the back of the Sundance amphitheater. This place blew my mind.
The massive roof crack in the back of the Sundance...
the hike down
the hike down
Linken and Greg on their first trip to West Clear Creek.  Bring your sandals.
Linken and Greg on their first trip to West Clear ...
the final rap of sundance caynon
the final rap of sundance caynon
In The canyon. Crazy pic
In The canyon. Crazy pic
Take a load off in the living room.  Props to whoever made this, it's pretty neat.
Take a load off in the living room. Props to whoe...
Craig making good effort on a FA that starts at the waters edge. long and beautiful but intimidating. Still working on it.
Craig making good effort on a FA that starts at th...
It's really stunning down there when the light plays with the leaves on the trees.
It's really stunning down there when the light pla...
We escaped the valley heat and found water and rocks.  You can see the drops hitting the water.
We escaped the valley heat and found water and roc...
It's really stunning down there when the light plays with the leaves on the trees.
It's really stunning down there when the light pla...
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By Jonathan Grand
Jul 31, 2010

go east through camp verde to fr 618 I think. If you take 215 off of 618 to bull pen, theres granite bouldering on the left side of the trail right by the main trail head, pleanty of lines for FAs, seems untouched. Its a great hike through to if you do the canyon loop. Climbs are few and far between at first but totaly worth it. I suggest a multiple day stay out there. Just watch out for flash floods and mountain lions.

By bio
From: mesa, az
Jun 6, 2011

This area is not accessed via the bull pen area.

By Joe Lee
From: Las Vegas
Sep 16, 2011

Just some updated mileage on getting to WCC.

From the jct of 87 and 260 drive 3 miles up 260. Make a right turn on FR 144.

Drive bout 1.8 miles to FR 149 and make left turn.

Drive bout 1.1 miles to FR 142 and take right fork.

Drive bout 0.9 miles to FR 142e and turn left.

Drive bout 2.7 miles to end of road where the trailhead is. You can camp here or anywhere along the way.