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*Prescott Area Bouldering  

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Elevation: 5,000'
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Prescott is the epicenter of some of the finest bouldering to be had mid state. Small areas surround the city and because of elevation differences, chances are you can find a place with good weather despite bad weather in the area. Whether it's granite slopers, basalt pockets, or quartzite crimps, chances are you will find whole areas that will leave you torched and satisfied... For a while anyway.

Getting There 

From the Courthouse Square drive...

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.3 miles from here

96 Total Routes

['4 Stars',16],['3 Stars',47],['2 Stars',22],['1 Star',9],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for *Prescott Area Bouldering:
Spiderman's Wet Dream   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
Risky Business   V0 4     Boulder, 10'   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
The Wave   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 10'   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
Rat Pack   V1+ 5     Boulder, 12'   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
Space Lord   V2 5+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
The Infamous Lieback   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
Steppin' Out   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
Drivin' The Lane   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Thumb Butte Boulders : New Outfromunder Boulders
Facelift   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Groom Creek : The Island (Facelift Area)
Syphilis Traverse   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
Charles in Charge   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
Dangling Woo Lee Bastard   V6 7A     Boulder, 20'   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
The Diggler   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Groom Creek : Lifestyles Rock
Moonstone   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
DRL Drive   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 1 pitch, 12'   Thumb Butte Boulders : New Outfromunder Boulders
Worst Crimps   V8 7B     Boulder   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
Golf Ball   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
New Moon / Eclipse   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   Groom Creek : Main Boulders
DRL Drive Sit Start   V8-9 7B+     Boulder, 15'   Thumb Butte Boulders : New Outfromunder Boulders
DRL Deluxe   V9 7C PG13     Boulder, 15'   Thumb Butte Boulders : New Outfromunder Boulders
Browse More Classics in *Prescott Area Bouldering

Featured Route For *Prescott Area Bouldering
Steppin' Out

Steppin' Out V3 6A  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Main Boulders
This is the beautiful line of knobs on Bolt Rock right of the arete. Committing, high-steppy moves up the slabby face lead to a high crux and a scary, less-than-positive topout. The arete is off for the V3, using it drops the grade to around V1 but the problem is almost as fun....[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By sam long
From: Prescott, AZ
Jun 12, 2012
Rough Draft of NEW Groom Creek Bouldering Guide For Sale:

I have been working on a bouldering guide book for the granite boulders of Groom Creek in Prescott, AZ for the last 6 months. Unfortunately, I can no longer work on it because I am moving out of state for a job.
The rough draft contains almost 500 problems with color photos of each. With both visual and written descriptions of each route and approaches. There are at least 100 new problems that have been undocumented or not climbed. All the problems are on the forested granite boulders out at Groom Creek with the exception of three small areas at Thumb Butte (basalt). This guide is by far more thorough, detailed, and includes a much larger area than the present guide published in 2006.

At this point, all that the new author needs to do is climb the problems and put them in a nice format, create an overview map, print it and sell it. I have also created a list of vendors, an index, and have several price quotes from regional printers. My plan was to create a nice 250 page full-color guide that would retail for 34.95. At this price there is enough room for a 100% margin on each book!! And that does not even include selling ad space!!

There is a huge market for this guide. Groom Creek and the other areas around Prescott have tons of rock. Plus, you can climb all year around! Future editions will certainly be possible.

I am asking $1500 for this draft. The guide is a hand drawn paper format which has been transferred to electronic format, written in Microsoft Word Publishing. The electronic version is photos with graphic overlays with route descriptions and approaches. You will have complete control and all the rights for it.

Serious inquiries only.
Sam Long
By Luke W.
From: Prescott
Jun 13, 2012
I would be interested in knowing what "new" areas you have included.
By collinsclimbing
Nov 27, 2014
One of the best places to boulder in Arizona-happy climbing!
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