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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'
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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]

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   
Disappointment   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 2 pitches, 190'   
Easy Street   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
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'   
Centerpiece   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   
Dacite Conspiracy   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   
Mission Accomplished   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 140'   
Unknown (Centerpiece Area - East Face)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 130'   
Oh My doG!   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
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Disappointment 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Hackberry Creek
Start pitch one on a flake that goes up and diagonally. Connect more small to medium gear onto a second left leaning flake. Continue up a vertical crack using medium to large cams and finally traverse left to anchors. Plenty of room for a large group at this belay station.We started pitch two in the crack left of the anchors. Marty's paper guide says "straight up" which would be face climbing with some small horizontal cracks as protection. Take this vertical crack left of a bulge, pass a p...[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.

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