Elevation: 237 ft
GPS: 38.787, -121.24 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Nicole BI on Aug 20, 2011 with updates from Justin Johnsen
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes
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Description

This former granite quarry is now a community park with several 10 to 25 foot high walls and boulders, and a variety of problems ranging from V easy to V10. A decent amount of shade makes climbing possible even on moderately hot days, but since this is the Central Valley you might want to limit your summer climbing here to mornings. Despite traffic noise from the nearby street, it's actually a nice little park. Some parts of it are pretty badly trashed, but the more open areas are clean and many of the boulders have flat landing areas.

History

As throughout Northern California, people have bouldered easy and moderate stone here without much documentation for decades or longer.

See the 9. Brigham and Hawes Quarry on the city of Rocklin's website for more on the quarry's pre-climbing history.

Community

The nearest climbing gear store is just a few miles away, REI in Roseville.

Rocklin has brew pubs near the climbing area, including Out of Bounds.

A couple of Chris Summit's guidebooks (published through Supertopo) have a few pages covering Deer Creek Park: Northern California Bouldering and Bay Area Bouldering.

Getting There

By Car
From I-80 about 20 miles east of Sacramento, take exit 108 for Rocklin Road. Head west a little under a mile (through a couple of roundabouts) and turn left on Pacific Street. 

The climbing area is on the right about a quarter mile down, past Riebes Auto Parts but before Goodyear Tires.

Free on street parking can be found by turning right on Farron Street. Mind the posted parking signs on and around this street.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Deer Creek Park (Rocklin Quarry)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4
 13
Crack Face
Boulder
V0 4
 15
The Warm Up
Boulder
V0 4
 8
Warm Up Crack
Boulder
V1 5
 19
Thin Hands SDS
Boulder
V1 5
 20
Seeds and Stems
Boulder
V2 5+
 14
Desperado
Boulder
V2 5+
 6
Undercling Crack
Boulder
V2+ 5+
 6
Sit Down and Shut Up
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 23
Nemesis
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 4
High Pacific Street Traverse
Boulder
V3 6A
 13
Right Leaning Crack SDS
Boulder
V3-4 6A+ PG13
 4
Waller's Walk
Boulder
V4 6B
 4
Thin Traverse
Boulder
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b V-easy 3 X
 8
Slab Crack
Trad, TR, Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 X
 4
Graffiti Dihedral
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Crack Face Pacific Street Wall
 13
V0 4 Boulder
The Warm Up Pacific Street Wall
 15
V0 4 Boulder
Warm Up Crack Bayou (aka The Gravey…
 8
V0 4 Boulder
Thin Hands SDS Pacific Street Wall
 19
V1 5 Boulder
Seeds and Stems Pacific Street Wall
 20
V1 5 Boulder
Desperado Pacific Street Wall
 14
V2 5+ Boulder
Undercling Crack Bayou (aka The Gravey…
 6
V2 5+ Boulder
Sit Down and Shut Up Pacific Street Wall
 6
V2+ 5+ Boulder
Nemesis Pacific Street Wall
 23
V2-3 5+ Boulder
High Pacific Street Traverse Pacific Street Wall
 4
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Right Leaning Crack SDS Pacific Street Wall
 13
V3 6A Boulder
Waller's Walk Bayou (aka The Gravey…
 4
V3-4 6A+ PG13 Boulder
Thin Traverse Bayou (aka The Gravey…
 4
V4 6B Boulder
Slab Crack Bayou (aka The Gravey…
 8
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b V-easy 3 X Trad, TR, Boulder
Graffiti Dihedral Bayou (aka The Gravey…
 4
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 X TR, Boulder
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Logan Swartz
San Diego, CA
Logan Swartz   San Diego, CA
Hey all lets try and clean this place up, its turning into a dump. Thanks to all who already leave no trace. Apr 17, 2013
Kelley Gilleran
Sacramento, Ca
Kelley Gilleran   Sacramento, Ca
Probably about 50 worth while problems here. Nice after work evening sessions to be had. Only real local Sacramento bouldering area. Leave it cleaner than when you get there, and discourage anyone breaking glass!! And damaging holds for that matter! A lot of the classic hard problems are coming up with altered holds. Unacceptable.

Props to the city and the rotary club for putting mulch down adding a garbage can and a plaque stating the significance of this quarry. May 9, 2013
Jostord Stordahl
Roseville, CA
Jostord Stordahl   Roseville, CA
The amount of trash here has been bumming me out recently, I went there one day just to
clean up a bit and filled two whole trash bags with probably 20-30 lbs of trash. I'm trying to figure out a way to clean up all the broken glass around some the boulders towards the back of the park. It is looking a lot better though! Dec 31, 2015
Jostord Stordahl
Roseville, CA
Jostord Stordahl   Roseville, CA


Update:
I was there today, raked up leaves and trash around a lot of the bouldering spots, picked up a ton of glass, and removed a shopping cart and a tire and some other crap from the quarry. Hopefully now that it's cleaner people will respect it more and not trash it. Still some more work to do, i'll be going back as much as I can. Dec 31, 2015