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75 Degree Wall 
Back Porch Slab 
Bonnie's Problem 
Cable Route 
Canyon Traverse 
Charles in Charge 
Classic Crack 
Cruel Shoes 
Dangling Woo Lee Bastard 
Fastball AKA The Baseball Throw 
Fierce Invalids T 
Finale, The 
Golf Ball 
Grunt and Groan TR 
Gun Shy 
Infamous Lieback, The 
Lob Job 
Look At This 
Mini Slab Left 
Mini Slab Right 
Monster's Mantel 
New Moon / Eclipse 
Osprey Tilt-Rotor (Joe's Problem) 
Rat Pack 
Risky Business 
Slapper Problem, The 
Space Lord 
Spiderman's Wet Dream 
Steppin' Out 
Sucker Problem, The 
Syphilis Traverse 
Thinner Than Ice 
Touch of Death (Mystery Stump Right) 
Wave Arete (Frogger) 
Wave Traverse 
Wave, The 
Worst Crimps 
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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

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

45 Total Routes

['4 Stars',9],['3 Stars',27],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Main Boulders:
Wave Traverse   V0 4 PG13     Boulder, 15'   
Risky Business   V0 4     Boulder, 10'   
Spiderman's Wet Dream   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   
The Wave   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 10'   
Rat Pack   V1+ 5     Boulder, 12'   
The Slapper Problem   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   
Space Lord   V2 5+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   
The Infamous Lieback   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   
Wave Arete (Frogger)   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 10'   
Steppin' Out   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   
Frogger   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   
Syphilis Traverse   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   
Gun Shy   V5 6C     Boulder   
Charles in Charge   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   
Dangling Woo Lee Bastard   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   
Moonstone   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   
Bonnie's Problem   V7 7A+     Boulder   
New Moon / Eclipse   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   
Worst Crimps   V8 7B     Boulder   
Golf Ball   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   
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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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