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 1 Suggestions
Admins: Aron Quiter, Lurker, Kyle Bishop, 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
 21
The Warm Up
Boulder
V0 4
 18
Crack Face
Boulder
V1 5
 21
Thin Hands SDS
Boulder
V1 5
 25
Seeds and Stems
Boulder
V2 5+
 18
Children of the Night
Boulder
V2 5+ X
 5
Great Horn
TR, Boulder
V2 5+
 16
Desperado
Boulder
V2 5+
 10
Undercling Crack
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 30
Nemesis
Boulder
V2-3 5+
 4
High Pacific Street Traverse
Boulder
V3 6A
 20
Right Leaning Crack SDS
Boulder
V4 6B
 8
Thin Traverse
Boulder
V5- 6C
 5
dragons neck to pin-scar top out…
Boulder
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V-easy 3 X
 15
Slab Crack
Trad, TR, Boulder
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 X
 7
Graffiti Dihedral
TR, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Warm Up Pacific Street Wall
 21
V0 4 Boulder
Crack Face Pacific Street Wall
 18
V0 4 Boulder
Thin Hands SDS Pacific Street Wall
 21
V1 5 Boulder
Seeds and Stems Pacific Street Wall
 25
V1 5 Boulder
Children of the Night Children of the Night…
 18
V2 5+ Boulder
Great Horn Bayou (aka The Gravey…
 5
V2 5+ X TR, Boulder
Desperado Pacific Street Wall
 16
V2 5+ Boulder
Undercling Crack Bayou (aka The Gravey…
 10
V2 5+ Boulder
Nemesis Pacific Street Wall
 30
V2-3 5+ Boulder
High Pacific Street Traverse Pacific Street Wall
 4
V2-3 5+ Boulder
Right Leaning Crack SDS Pacific Street Wall
 20
V3 6A Boulder
Thin Traverse Bayou (aka The Gravey…
 8
V4 6B Boulder
dragons neck to pin-scar to… Pacific Street Wall
 5
V5- 6C Boulder
Slab Crack Bayou (aka The Gravey…
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b V-easy 3 X Trad, TR, Boulder
Graffiti Dihedral Bayou (aka The Gravey…
 7
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c V0 4 X TR, Boulder
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