Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 34.467, -112.441 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: JJ Schlick on Jan 6, 2007
Admins: Greg Opland, Luke Bertelsen, JJ Schlick

Description

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

From the Courthouse square in Prescott drive east on Gurley street until you hit Senators Hwy. Take a right 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 will start to notice boulders on the road side. Park at a large area on the right with a stickered School Bus turn around sign. Most of the bouldering lies across the road up the hill with warmups and some harder stuff right in sight.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Groom Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4 PG13
 33
Wave Traverse
Boulder
V0+ 4+
 81
The Wave
Boulder
V1- 5-
 19
The Tootsie Roll
Boulder
V2 5+
 21
The Slapper Problem
Boulder
V2 5+
 29
The Infamous Lieback
Boulder
V2 5+ PG13
 11
Space Lord
Boulder
V3 6A
 28
Frogger
Boulder
V3 6A
 24
Tall Cool One
Boulder
V4 6B
 49
Facelift
Boulder
V5- 6C
 12
Syphilis Traverse
Boulder
V5 6C
 25
Charles in Charge
Boulder
V6 7A
 46
Moonstone
Boulder
V6 7A
 14
The Diggler
Boulder
V8 7B
 18
Eclipse
Boulder
V10 7C+
 3
New Moon
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wave Traverse Main Boulders > Wave Area
 33
V0 4 PG13 Boulder
The Wave Main Boulders > Wave Area
 81
V0+ 4+ Boulder
The Tootsie Roll Main Boulders > Canyon Area
 19
V1- 5- Boulder
The Slapper Problem Main Boulders > Layback Rock
 21
V2 5+ Boulder
The Infamous Lieback Main Boulders > Layback Rock
 29
V2 5+ Boulder
Space Lord Main Boulders > Layback Rock
 11
V2 5+ PG13 Boulder
Frogger Main Boulders > Wave Area
 28
V3 6A Boulder
Tall Cool One Satellite Areas > High Island
 24
V3 6A Boulder
Facelift Satellite Areas > Island (Facelift Area)
 49
V4 6B Boulder
Syphilis Traverse Main Boulders > Canyon Area
 12
V5- 6C Boulder
Charles in Charge Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 25
V5 6C Boulder
Moonstone Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 46
V6 7A Boulder
The Diggler Satellite Areas > Lifestyles Rock
 14
V6 7A Boulder
Eclipse Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 18
V8 7B Boulder
New Moon Main Boulders > Moonstone, Leg Lock R…
 3
V10 7C+ Boulder
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