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Jacks Canyon Day Trip

This will be a Sunday day trip. Leaving 7:00am Sunday morning. Then leaving Jacks Canyon just before dusk or when we can't climb anymore. Meet at the I-17 and Bell road park and ride @ 7:00 am for a car pool.(,+Phoenix,+Maricopa,+Arizona+85053&ll=33.63865,-112.1183&spn=0.007566,0.016512&t=h&a... )


Beautiful limestone well protected sport routes with pulling on pockets and edges of mostly high quality rock. Setting is within a beautiful canyon and climbing can be had year around, chasing either the shade or the sun. For the majority of the year, the weather is beautiful (as is common of the desert southwest), with the best time of year being March through May (springtime), and September through November (fall). Floods occasionally drown some of the walls and make some of the climbs inaccessible, this varies by year. Current reports show Jacks Canyon is dry.

Climbs here are, for the most part, very well protected, and range from 5.6 to 5.13. One can easily push their limits here, and do it safely. A clip stick is helpful for keeping some of the starts safer.

We'll probably be chasing the sun, so I'm not positive where we'll be starting our day. We will set up camp there on Saturday morning. As of right now, the weather shows for low to mid 80s during the day and 49° for an overnight low. The forecast shows no rain. weather:

If you have sport climbing gear and a rope, please bring them. If you are a new climber, please let us know.

Driving to Jacks Canyon, from Phoenix North and West Valleys take the I17 North to Camp Verde exit right onto Highway 260, drive 32 miles when the road ends and turn left onto Highway 87 drive until you get to milepost 313.7 you will see a cattle gate on the left-hand side this is your turn (remember to close the gate behind you) follow a dirt road for approximately 2 miles to the campsites.
South and East Valley drive Highway 87 drive until you get to milepost 313.7 Latitude, Longitude:[masked], [masked]


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Involvement in rock climbing carries a significant risk of personal injury or death. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!

If you climb, you may die or be seriously injured. This is true whether you are experienced or not, trained or not, equipped or not, though training and equipment may help. It's a fact, climbing is extremely dangerous. If you don't like it, stay at home. You really shouldn't be doing it anyway. We do not provide supervision or instruction. We are not responsible for, and do not inspect or maintain, climbing anchors (including bolts, pitons, slings, trees, etc.) As far as we know, any of them can and will fail and send you plunging to your death. There are countless tons of loose rock ready to be dislodged and fall on you or someone else. There are any number of extremely and unusually dangerous conditions existing on and around the rocks. We may or may not know about any specific hazard. You're on your own.

Rocks and other objects can fall from the cliffs. They can tumble down slopes. This can happen naturally, or be caused by people above you, such as climbers. Rocks of all sizes, including huge boulders, can shift, move or fall without warning. Use of helmets is advised for anyone approaching the rock. They won't save you if you get hit by something big or on another part of your body. A whole rock formation might collapse on you and squash you like a bug. Don't think it can't happen!


Involvement in rock climbing carries a significant risk of personal injury or death. CLIMB AT YOUR OWN RISK!

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  • Wesley S.

    Its good to be home climbing at Jacks

    April 30, 2013

  • Liz

    Sent email of explanation. Sorry.

    April 27, 2013

  • Wesley S.

    if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call me or send me text messages[masked]

    April 26, 2013

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