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Jacks Canyon offers varied climbing on medium to good quality limestone with cliffs in all orientations. Routes are rather short, many with pockets, cracks and other features, a nice and quiet setting


Jacks Canyon offers climbing in many grades on rather short routes on good rock. Some of the cliffs are hard or impossible to access when the river is high in early spring. But you will always find something to climb. There are 4 sectors at Moenkopi (the main area) and more up and down the canyon with The Asylum - just a short drive away from Moenkopi - being the most prominent. There are also some individual routes in between the sectors.


From Winslow head south on highway 87 (about 30 miles). Just after milemarker 314 there is a dirt road leaving to your right. Go through the gate (don't forget to close it again) and follow the obvious road for about 2 miles until you hit the parking (with toilet). The obvious path down the canyon leaves on the south-western corner of the parking area. Be aware that the road can get really muddy and almost inpracticable after rain or during snow melt!

Where to stay

You can camp at / near the parking or stay in Winslow.


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First routes in Jacks Canyon were bolted in 1993. The best guidebook for the area is "Jacks Canyon Sport Climbing" by Deidre Burton.


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