Deer Creek Park (Rocklin) Rock Climbing
This former granite quarry is now a community park with several 10 to 25 foot high walls and boulders, and a variety of problems ranging from V easy to V10. A decent amount of shade makes climbing possible even on moderately hot days, but since this is the Central Valley you might want to limit your summer climbing here to mornings. Despite traffic noise from the nearby street, it's actually a nice little park. Some parts of it are pretty badly trashed, but the more open areas are clean and many of the boulders have flat landing areas.
See the Brigham and Hawes Quarry
on the city of Rocklin's website
for more on the quarry's pre-climbing history.
The nearest climbing gear store is just a few miles away, REI in Roseville
Rocklin at least two brew pubs near the climbing area, including Dragas
and Out of Bounds
Guidebooks with few pages covering Deer Creek Park:
, the local Access Fund affiliate, has been working with the city to improve the park for climbers and non-climbers alike.
Note that the former quarries east of Pacific Street, and opposite Deer Creek Park, are closed to climbing.
From I-80 about 20 miles east of Sacramento, take exit 108 for Rocklin Road. Head west a little under a mile and turn left on Pacific Street.
The climbing area is on the right about a quarter mile down, past Riebes Auto Parts but before Goodyear Tires.
Free on street parking can be found by turning right on Farron Street. Mind the posted parking signs on and around this street.
Weather station 0.9 miles from here
70 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',23],['2 Stars',30],['1 Star',13],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Deer Creek Park (Rocklin)
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Featured Route For Deer Creek Park (Rocklin)
The Iron Giant 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b CA
: Tahoe Vicinity
: ... : The Swamp
The tallest route at the quarry. This starts off on an arete from some pallets in the water and climbs a hard 5.10 to a horizontal crack where a hard 5.11 move gets you onto the face. The crux is climbing the thin left facing corner to the top. there are two top outs. one goes straight up and the other climbs out right a bit. Definitely has some of the coolest moves I've pulled at Deer creek....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
By Logan Swartz
From: Davis, CA
Apr 17, 2013
Hey all lets try and clean this place up, its turning into a dump. Thanks to all who already leave no trace.
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
May 9, 2013
Probably about 50 worth while problems here. Nice after work evening sessions to be had. Only real local Sacramento bouldering area. Leave it cleaner than when you get there, and discourage anyone breaking glass!! And damaging holds for that matter! A lot of the classic hard problems are coming up with altered holds. Unacceptable.
Props to the city and the rotary club for putting mulch down adding a garbage can and a plaque stating the significance of this quarry.
From: Roseville, CA
Dec 31, 2015
The amount of trash here has been bumming me out recently, I went there one day just to
clean up a bit and filled two whole trash bags with probably 20-30 lbs of trash. I'm trying to figure out a way to clean up all the broken glass around some the boulders towards the back of the park. It is looking a lot better though!
From: Roseville, CA
Dec 31, 2015
I was there today, raked up leaves and trash around a lot of the bouldering spots, picked up a ton of glass, and removed a shopping cart and a tire and some other crap from the quarry. Hopefully now that it's cleaner people will respect it more and not trash it. Still some more work to do, i'll be going back as much as I can.