Elevation: 231 ft
GPS: 38.394, -121.985 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Salamanizer suchoski on Feb 22, 2013 · Updates
Admins: Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen
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Description

The Hillcrest boulders are home to some of the largest features and most classic routes at the Nut Tree Boulders. Unfortunately it's also one of the most spread out areas requiring some effort when jumping from rock to rock. Not to worry though, as boulders dot the entire trail and hillside all the way from Scotts Rock near the road to the Mother Boulder at the very peak of the tallest hill.

There is something for everyone here from classic V0's to the areas current hardest and most classic problem (Scotts Traverse) coming in at a very stout and sustained V9. Highballs, overhangs, cracks, traverses and pumpy face routes. This area has it all and more than enough climbing to keep you coming back no matter what your abilities.

Getting There

The residents of Hillcrest Circle, the neighborhood for which the boulders are named, have asked that all parking be diverted from Hillcrest Circle to alternative locations outside of the neighborhood. There are two convenient options with ample parking:

  1. Vaca Valley Pkwy: There is parking along the west side of Vaca Valley Parkway before it dead-ends.  The City of Vacaville removed "No Parking" signs recently to accommodate additional parking areas. Note that cattle are currently grazing in this area, so please be sure to close gates!
  2. McMurtry Lane: Heading north on Browns Valley Parkway turn left (west) on McMurtry Lane.  Go all the way down until you reach the Caliguiri Park and Preserve Area.  There is plenty of street parking there that will not interfere with residents. Note that cattle are also grazing in this area, so please be sure to close gates!

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Classic Climbing Routes at Hillcrest Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V0 4 PG13
 15
Space Lord
Boulder
V0 4 R
 41
Gimme My Forty Sucka
Boulder
V1- 5-
 15
Rump Roast
Boulder
V1 5 PG13
 10
Mother Nature
Boulder
V1 5
 14
Straight Shooter
Boulder
V2 5+
 13
Brass Monkey
Boulder
V3 6A
 24
Naked Lunch
Boulder
V3 6A R
 13
Natural Disaster
Boulder
V3 6A
 22
The Rift
Boulder
V3 6A
 17
Passage
Boulder
V4 6B
 9
Jimis Butt Crack
Boulder
V4 6B
 19
Saddle Sore
Boulder
V4 6B
 5
Smoke Pot Row
Boulder
V5 6C
 11
Regulate
Boulder
V6 7A
 11
Mega Monster
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Space Lord Mother Boulder
 15
V0 4 PG13 Boulder
Gimme My Forty Sucka Hidden Boulder
 41
V0 4 R Boulder
Rump Roast Saddle Boulders > Rump Roast
 15
V1- 5- Boulder
Mother Nature Mother Boulder
 10
V1 5 PG13 Boulder
Straight Shooter Hidden Boulder
 14
V1 5 Boulder
Brass Monkey Hidden Boulder
 13
V2 5+ Boulder
Naked Lunch Mad Cow Boulder
 24
V3 6A Boulder
Natural Disaster Hidden Boulder
 13
V3 6A R Boulder
The Rift Hidden Boulder
 22
V3 6A Boulder
Passage Saddle Boulders > Rump Roast
 17
V3 6A Boulder
Jimis Butt Crack Scott's Rock
 9
V4 6B Boulder
Saddle Sore Saddle Boulders > Y Boulder
 19
V4 6B Boulder
Smoke Pot Row Scott's Rock
 5
V4 6B Boulder
Regulate Scott's Rock
 11
V5 6C Boulder
Mega Monster Saddle Boulders > Y Boulder
 11
V6 7A Boulder
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