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West Clear Creek

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About West Clear Creek:

Sandstone climbing on the beautiful rim country. There is a lot of sandstone in the canyons of west clear creek. The walls are from one pitch to 4 pitches and the quality of the sandstone is mostly good, with many opportunities for quality cracks on excellent sandstone. It is a beautiful place to hike, climb, camp, and splash around, particularly in the summer. This is adventure climbing, with ground up ascents being the standard. Don't expect easy approaches or closely bolted sport lines. There has been some minimal development but there's lots of FA's to be had here. If your interested PM me.
Nearest town or city: Pine
Directions: Please keep this amazing area clean. All trad and mixed routes have been done ground up. Most bolts are 1/2x4. The bolt spacing on sport lines requires committment from the leader. 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.
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Access Issues: "A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man... retaining its primeval character and influence, without permanent improvements" (The Wilderness Act of 1964) Climbers visiting West Clear Creek should remember that it is a federally designated wilderness area. As such, placing fixed anchors, especially bolts, is discouraged at West Clear Creek, and forbidden in some wildernesses.
Camping: Free
When to Climb: Summer
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