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Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 34.4669, -112.4412
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jan 6, 2007 · Updates
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Description Suggest change

Groom Creek is a large collection of steel grey, mid grain boulders that adorn a hillside south of town up Senators Hwy and is the prize Prescott bouldering area. This somewhat expansive area houses some of the best blocks mid state with conspicuous lines and good landings for the most part. The fat ponderosa pines and myriad of clean gravel walkways provide a wonderland type atmosphere.

There are well over a 150 problems to be had from overhanging jugs to slabby slopers, and everything in between. Expect mostly sound rock, good landings, and an amazing place to watch the sun set. Grades run from V-easy to double digit test pieces.

Due to the complex layout it may take a few visits to get aquatinted with the area.

Getting There Suggest change

From the Courthouse square in Prescott drive east on Gurley street until you hit Senators Hwy. Take a right (south) on this and follow it up a long ways until you pass through Groom Creek (collection of houses). Up the road a bit further you'll start to notice boulders on the road side. Park at a large dirt pullout on the right at an intersection with a fire road ("S Spur Ln” on Google map. It's no longer a school bus lot as noted earlier. This road leads down to the Fire Road boulders). Most of the bouldering lies across the road up the hill with warmups and some harder stuff right in sight. Continue beyond these roadside rocks to the main boulderfield.

You can also drive a bit farther down the highway and park at the Trail 307 trailhead on the short loop road that leads to Camp Wamatochick. This loop encircles The Island boulders. This is also good parking if your goal is the Whole World or Lifestyles areas. To reach the main boulderfield, Hike 307 until you begin to see boulders on your left. 

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Classic Climbing Routes at Groom Creek

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PG13
 14
Space Lord
V0+ 4+
 120
The Wave
Boulder
V2 5+
 24
Thinner Than Ice
Boulder
V3 6A
 30
Tall Cool One
Boulder
V4 6B
 72
Facelift
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 13
Syphilis Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 29
Charles in Charge
Boulder
V5 6C
 18
Dangling Woo Lee Bastard
Boulder
V6 7A
 73
Moonstone
Boulder
V6 7A
 13
Faceleft AKA Facelift Traverse
Boulder
V7 7A+
 15
The Diggler
Boulder
V8 7B
 32
Eclipse
Boulder
V8 7B
 18
Mainline
Boulder
V9 7C
 13
Sucker Problem Sit Start
Boulder
V10 7C+
 5
New Moon
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Space Lord Main Boulders > Lieback Rock
 14
PG13
The Wave Main Boulders > Wave Area
 120
V0+ 4+ Boulder
Thinner Than Ice Main Boulders > Nail up Rock
 24
V2 5+ Boulder
Tall Cool One Satellite Areas > High Island
 30
V3 6A Boulder
Facelift Satellite Areas > Island (Facelift Area)
 72
V4 6B Boulder
Syphilis Traverse Main Boulders > Canyon Area
 13
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Charles in Charge Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 29
V5 6C Boulder
Dangling Woo Lee Bastard Main Boulders > Canyon Area
 18
V5 6C Boulder
Moonstone Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 73
V6 7A Boulder
Faceleft AKA Facelift Traverse Satellite Areas > Island (Facelift Area)
 13
V6 7A Boulder
The Diggler Satellite Areas > Lifestyles Rock
 15
V7 7A+ Boulder
Eclipse Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 32
V8 7B Boulder
Mainline Main Boulders > Rad Rocks & Mystery S…
 18
V8 7B Boulder
Sucker Problem Sit Start Main Boulders > Alley Rocks
 13
V9 7C Boulder
New Moon Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 5
V10 7C+ Boulder
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