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Elevation: 6,200'
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Somewhat wooded but also plenty of warm sun. Excellent, though coarse granite boulders with a variety of sloping and crimpy holds. Callouses are a big help! See the Prescott Area Bouldering Guide for the most recent information.

Getting There 

From 307 hiking trail cut left (westish) off the trail when a close grouping of large boulders can be seen just off the trail at a slow right hand curve.


From school bus pullout on Senator Highway, hike up the obvious trail across the street until it deadends at an obvious group of largish boudlers.

Climbing Season

For the Groom Creek area.

Weather station 1.3 miles from here

93 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',54],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',11],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Main Boulders

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Boulders:
The Tootsie Roll   V0 4     Boulder   The Canyon Area
Wave Traverse   V0 4 PG13     Boulder, 15'   The Wave Area
The Wave   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 10'   The Wave Area
Upside Down   V1 5     Boulder   The Canyon Area
The Infamous Lieback   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Layback Rock
Thinner Than Ice   V2 5+     Boulder   Nail up Rock
Space Lord   V2 5+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   Layback Rock
The Slapper Problem   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Layback Rock
Frogger   V3 6A     Boulder, 10'   The Wave Area
Steppin' Out   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
Farmer John   V4 6B     Boulder, 10'   Rad Rocks Area
Syphilis Traverse   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   The Canyon Area
Charles in Charge   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
Moonstone   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
Monster   V7-8 7B     Boulder, 10'   The Canyon Area
Mainline   V8 7B     Boulder   Rad Rocks Area
Eclipse   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
The Golf Ball   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Alley Rocks
Sucker Problem Sit Start   V9 7C     Boulder, 12'   Alley Rocks
New Moon   V10 7C+     Boulder, 10'   Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
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Pussy Lip V4 6B  Arizona : Central Arizona : ... : Another Roadside Attraction...
Pussy Lip is a left to right traverse on the lip of an overhanging boulder. Tucked away on its own, above and right of most of the Road Side Attraction boulders.Classic sloper and edge traversing with a mantle top out....[more]   Browse More Classics in Arizona

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By TravisK
From: Phoenix, AZ
Feb 25, 2015
Went up to Groom Creek for the first time last week and fell in love. So many fun problems and it was great seeing a strong (and friendly!) local scene. With MP being what it is, it's not always easy finding your way around, especially by yourself... so I've snapped a few pictures and started adding a few references to the Marty Karabin topo to help anyone that's unfamiliar have an easier day.
If I got anything wrong or mixed up, let me know!

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