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Hackberry Creek

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A Dog's Bark (The Great Roof) T 
Aint Nothing but a Thing T 
Centerpiece S 
Dacite Conspiracy S 
Disappointment T 
Easy Street S 
Free Willy T,S 
Graphics Bong T 
I Have Faith Too T 
Just Say Yo T 
Kynykism S 
Lady in Red S 
Loose Roof T 
Mission Accomplished S 
No Sweat Arete T 
Oh My doG! T 
Phoenix Two Step S 
Psychoactive T 
Recession Arete S 
Right On S 
Smokin' The Toad T 
Tuckered Out T 
Unknown (Centerpiece Area - East Face) S 

Hackberry Creek Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 3,500'
Location: 33.27463, -111.03207 View Map  Incorrect?
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Description 

Hackberry Creek is south of the Road area. The creek runs approximately parallel to the road and eventually joins Devil's Canyon. Routes can be found on both sides of the creek and are a mixture of traditional, mixed, and sport. There is a 40' waterfall a bit more than midway down the creek. A faint trail south of the waterfall leads up to the Centerpiece Area (routes found here include Centerpiece, Dacite Conspiracy, Lady in Red...).

Getting There 

Driving directions/parking: Follow driving directions from main Lower Devil's Canyon page. If you have high clearance 4wd, the best option for parking is a pullout just past the old windmill (before the end of the road).

Approach: Hike alongside the creek as it diverges from the road. A tower with a large southeast facing roof on the north side of the creek is a good identifying feature; this is the the Great Roof and is home to A Dog's Bark (5.9) and Oh My doG! (5.10).

Climbing Season



Weather station 2.5 miles from here

23 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',11],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',5],['5.8',3],['5.9',5],['5.10',9],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Hackberry Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Hackberry Creek:
Loose Roof   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b     Trad   
Easy Street   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Disappointment   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Smokin' The Toad   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 130'   
Aint Nothing but a Thing   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   
Dacite Conspiracy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Centerpiece   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Unknown (Centerpiece Area - East Face)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 130'   
Mission Accomplished   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Graphics Bong   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 140'   
Oh My doG!   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Featured Route For Hackberry Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Alex rappelling from the top of Centerpiece (photo...

Centerpiece 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Hackberry Creek
A fun route in the Centerpiece Area of Hackberry Creek. The route starts out easy and gets progressively more difficult as you ascend. Climb an easy face past 3 bolts to a ledge. From the ledge, continue climbing past 6 bolts to two anchors with chains....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Mar 8, 2011
A 70m rope is very helpful out here, as it saves bringing 2 ropes on many climbs, specifically: Just Say Yo, Smokin the Toad, Ain't Nothing But a Thing, Loose Roof, Easy Street, Dacite Conspiracy, Right On, etc.
By Stan Pak
Dec 25, 2015
By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Feb 22, 2016
Found Nalgene koozie in Hackberry Creek. PM me and let me know, I'll be happy to get it back to it's owner.

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