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Areas in Prescott Area Bouldering*

Copper Basin / Thumb Butte Loop 0 / 0 / 0 / 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Granite Mountain 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
In-Town Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 16 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Outlying Areas 0 / 0 / 0 / 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Senators Highway Areas, Groom, Wolf, Hassayampa Creeks 2 / 0 / 1 / 178 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 178
Watson Lake Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 12 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 12
Elevation: 5,000 ft
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Prescott is the epicenter of some of the finest bouldering to be had mid state. Though many of the in-town bouldering crags have been plagued with access issues for decades, I know stealthy sessions are still being had by considerate locals.

Bryce Snyder on Dose of Thunder.

Fortunately, larger areas surround the city, and because of elevation differences you can find a place with good weather despite bad weather in the area. So whether it's granite slopers at Groom Creek, basalt pockets at Thumb Butte, or the crisp crimps of Watson Lake, chances are you will find whole areas that will leave you torched and satisfied. For a while anyway.

JJ cranking out The Cranium Crack. Watson Lake. 1999

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Classic Climbing Routes at Prescott Area Bouldering*

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V0 4 PG13
 27
Wave Traverse
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 55
The Wave
Boulder
V2 5+
 26
The Infamous Lieback
Boulder
V3 6A
 21
Tall Cool One
Boulder
V4 6B
 37
Facelift
Boulder
V4 6B
 3
Shadow Boxer
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 11
Syphilis Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 19
Charles in Charge
Boulder
V6 7A
 36
Moonstone
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 12
The Diggler
Boulder
V6+ 7A
 6
Faceleft AKA Facelift Traverse
Boulder
V8 7B
 16
Eclipse
Boulder
V8 7B
 6
Mainline
Boulder
V9 7C PG13
 3
DRL Drive Right
Boulder
V10 7C+
 3
New Moon
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wave Traverse Senators Highwa… > … > Main Boulders > Wave Area
 27
V0 4 PG13 Boulder
The Wave Senators Highwa… > … > Main Boulders > Wave Area
 55
V0+ 4+ Boulder
The Infamous Lieback Senators Highwa… > … > Main Boulders > Layback Rock
 26
V2 5+ Boulder
Tall Cool One Senators Highwa… > … > Satellite Areas > High Island
 21
V3 6A Boulder
Facelift Senators Highwa… > … > Satellite Areas > Island (Facelift Area)
 37
V4 6B Boulder
Shadow Boxer Senators Highwa… > Hassayampa Creek > Basement Wall
 3
V4 6B Boulder
Syphilis Traverse Senators Highwa… > … > Main Boulders > Canyon Area
 11
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Charles in Charge Senators Highwa… > … > Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 19
V5 6C Boulder
Moonstone Senators Highwa… > … > Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 36
V6 7A Boulder
The Diggler Senators Highwa… > … > Satellite Areas > Lifestyles Rock
 12
V6+ 7A Boulder
Faceleft AKA Facelift Traverse Senators Highwa… > … > Satellite Areas > Island (Facelift Area)
 6
V6+ 7A Boulder
Eclipse Senators Highwa… > … > Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 16
V8 7B Boulder
Mainline Senators Highwa… > … > Main Boulders > Rad Rocks Area
 6
V8 7B Boulder
DRL Drive Right In-Town Bouldering > Thumb Butte Bou… > New Outfromunder Boul…
 3
V9 7C PG13 Boulder
New Moon Senators Highwa… > … > Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 3
V10 7C+ Boulder
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sam long
Prescott, AZ
sam long   Prescott, AZ
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
928-277-5889 Jun 12, 2012
Luke W.
Prescott
Luke W.   Prescott
I would be interested in knowing what "new" areas you have included. Jun 13, 2012
One of the best places to boulder in Arizona-happy climbing! Nov 27, 2014

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