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JJ firing off Moonstone 1998


Somewhat wooded but also plenty of warm sun. Excellent, though coarse granite boulders with a variety of sloping and crimpy holds. Callouses are a big help! See the Prescott Area Bouldering Guide for the most recent information.

Getting There 

From 307 hiking trail cut left (westish) off the trail when a close grouping of large boulders can be seen just off the trail at a slow right hand curve.


From school bus pullout on Senator Highway, hike up the obvious trail across the street until it deadends at an obvious group of largish boudlers.

Climbing Season

For the Groom Creek area.

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

77 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',43],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',15],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Boulders:
Risky Business   V0 4     Boulder, 10'   Alley Rocks
Spiderman's Wet Dream   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   The Back Porch slabs and Ju...
Wave Traverse   V0 4 PG13     Boulder, 15'   The Wave Area
The Wave   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 10'   The Wave Area
Rat Pack   V1+ 5     Boulder, 12'   Alley Rocks
Space Lord   V2 5+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   Layback Rock
The Slapper Problem   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Layback Rock
The Infamous Lieback   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Layback Rock
Frogger   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 10'   The Wave Area
Steppin' Out   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
Fish Tale   V4 6B     Boulder   Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
Syphilis Traverse   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   The Canyon Area
Gun Shy   V5 6C     Boulder   Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
Charles in Charge   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
Dangling Woo Lee Bastard   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   The Canyon Area
Moonstone   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
Bonnie's Problem   V7 7A+     Boulder   Rad Rocks Area
New Moon / Eclipse   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
The Golf Ball   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Alley Rocks
Mainline   V8 7B     Boulder   Rad Rocks Area
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Featured Route For Main Boulders
Rock Climbing Photo: Setting up for the crux of The Moonstone

Moonstone V6 7A  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
Steep! Sit-down start at the obvious jug underneath the boulder on the right side, near the edge of the drop. Steep but positive pulls out the overhang until your feet cut loose, then a dynamic move up to a crescent incut near the lip. Slap the dish over the lip and then don't come off the finishing jugs and you are there.One of the best problems Groom has to offer.PLEASE CLEAN YOUR TICK MARKS OR DON'T USE THEM AT ALL!...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By TravisK
From: Phoenix, AZ
Feb 25, 2015
Went up to Groom Creek for the first time last week and fell in love. So many fun problems and it was great seeing a strong (and friendly!) local scene. With MP being what it is, it's not always easy finding your way around, especially by yourself... so I've snapped a few pictures and started adding a few references to the Marty Karabin topo to help anyone that's unfamiliar have an easier day.
If I got anything wrong or mixed up, let me know!

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