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Areas in Deer Creek Park (Rocklin Quarry)

Bayou (aka The Graveyard), The 1 / 0 / 4 / 21 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 21
Bucket Flake, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 11 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 11
Children of the Night Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Deer Creek Slab 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Monzonite Block and the Banana, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Mushroom Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Nook, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 6 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 6
Pacific Street Wall 0 / 0 / 0 / 17 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Swamp, The 0 / 0 / 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
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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.

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

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 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+
 22
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
 22
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
Davis, CA
Logan Swartz   Davis, 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
The damage CRAGS has done by POWERWASHING the boulders far outweighs the damage any graffiti or broken bottles could ever do. It's rather soft granite so after you remove the weathered hardened outer surface the deterioration rate is increased exponentially. CRAGS would not be allowed nor would they get away with POWERWASHING any boulders at any other bouldering location in California!!! Its unacceptable that CRAGS has chose Deer Creek Park for there experimental clean ups. What's worse is that I have yet to see any of clean-up crew climb there, ever!

CRAGS please recognize that Deer Creek Park is an urban location and will be subjected to urban influences. Unless you patrol 24 hrs a day, there is no stopping the graffiti, the bums or the broken glass. Climbers who climb here are aware of this and accept it. If you climbed here you would know.

Deterioration rate ... is what it all boils down to. The cycle of Graffiti on, POWERWASH off, graffiti on, POWERWASH off destroys the rock, and leaves the rock open to weathering i.e. further deterioration. CRAGS the graffiti doesn't destroy the rock your powerwashing does. Please treat Deer Creek Park as you would any other bouldering area in California. It's not yours to experiment with.
PLEASE STOP POWERWASHING the boulders!!!!! May 5, 2018
Justin Johnsen
Sacramento, CA
Justin Johnsen   Sacramento, CA  
Hey Chris, what did CRAGS say when you contacted them about your concerns? May 23, 2018

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