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Deer Creek Park (Rocklin) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 200'
Location: 38.78714, -121.23937 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Nicole BI on Aug 20, 2011  with updates from Justin Johnsen
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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 at least two brew pubs near the climbing area, including Dragas and Out of Bounds.

Guidebooks with few pages covering Deer Creek Park:


CRAGS, the local Access Fund affiliate, has been working with the city to improve the park for climbers and non-climbers alike.

Note that the former quarries east of Pacific Street, and opposite Deer Creek Park, are closed to climbing.

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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 0.9 miles from here

74 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',29],['2 Stars',33],['1 Star',10],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Deer Creek Park (Rocklin)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Deer Creek Park (Rocklin):
Graffiti Dihedral   V0 4 X     TR, Boulder, 20'   The Bayou (aka The Graveyar...
Warm Up Crack   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   The Bayou (aka The Graveyar...
Crack Face   V0 4     Boulder   Pacific Street Wall
The Warm Up   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   Pacific Street Wall
Seeds and Stems   V1 5     Boulder, 12'   Pacific Street Wall
Thin Hands SDS   V1 5     Boulder, 10'   Pacific Street Wall
Undercling Crack   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   The Bayou (aka The Graveyar...
Nemesis   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Pacific Street Wall
Desperado   V2 5+     Boulder, 12'   Pacific Street Wall
Sit Down and Shut Up   V2+ 5+     Boulder, 12'   Pacific Street Wall
High Pacific Street Traverse   V2-3 5+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 13'   Pacific Street Wall
Right Leaning Crack SDS   V3 6A     Boulder, 12'   Pacific Street Wall
Bête Noire   V3 6A     Boulder, 15'   Pacific Street Wall
D.D.P.   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   Pacific Street Wall
Waller's Walk   V3-4 6A+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   The Bayou (aka The Graveyar...
Thin Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   The Bayou (aka The Graveyar...
The California   V4 6B PG13     Boulder, 15'   The Bayou (aka The Graveyar...
The Quarry Pinch Sit Start   V9 7C     Boulder, 13'   Pacific Street Wall
Slab Crack   5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b V-easy 3 X     Trad, TR, Boulder, 20'   The Bayou (aka The Graveyar...
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Rock Climbing Photo: On a V2 problem on the Crack Face of Pacific Stree...

Desperado V2 5+  California : Lake Tahoe : ... : Pacific Street Wall
Sit start the vert face in between the left arête and the Crack Face V0 problem. Go straight up on slopers and hard to spot crimps and snatch the lip. Fun and classic. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

Photos of Deer Creek Park (Rocklin) Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Thin Hands on the Pacific Street Wall.
Thin Hands on the Pacific Street Wall.
Rock Climbing Photo: A very classic climb, the splitter crack in the gr...
A very classic climb, the splitter crack in the gr...
Rock Climbing Photo: On a V2 problem on the Crack Face of Pacific Stree...
On a V2 problem on the Crack Face of Pacific Stree...
Rock Climbing Photo: Tough feet on the High Pacific Street Traverse.
Tough feet on the High Pacific Street Traverse.
Rock Climbing Photo: high pacific street is even more fun when there is...
high pacific street is even more fun when there is...
Rock Climbing Photo: raw fingers
raw fingers
Rock Climbing Photo: right by the Under-cling Crack
right by the Under-cling Crack
Rock Climbing Photo: quarry testpiece
quarry testpiece

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By Logan Swartz
From: Davis, CA
Apr 17, 2013
Hey all lets try and clean this place up, its turning into a dump. Thanks to all who already leave no trace.
By Kelley Gilleran
From: Sacramento, Ca
May 9, 2013
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.
By Jostord
From: Roseville, CA
Dec 31, 2015
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!
By Jostord
From: Roseville, CA
Dec 31, 2015
Rock Climbing Photo: Cleaned up a bit
Cleaned up a bit

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.

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