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Senators Highway Areas, Groom, Wolf, Hassayampa Creeks

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Senators Highway Areas, Groom, Wolf, Hassayampa Creeks Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 6,000'
Location: 34.4684, -112.44121 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Greg Opland, JJ Schlick, Hendrixson, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: JJ Schlick on May 17, 2015
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Description 

Senators Highway is the gateway to some of Prescott's best bouldering. This winding "hwy" passes the well known Goldwater Lake, as it weaves it's way up into the heart of the foot hills of The Bradshaw Mountains, just south of town.

Rock Climbing Photo: Andrew Ryder and the Space Lord, Groom Creek.
Andrew Ryder and the Space Lord, Groom Creek.


Old areas such as the famed Groom Creek, and it's lesser known counterparts, Wolf Creek, and the Hassayampa River hold a treasure trove of both concentrated areas, and more back country, exploratory areas. A lot of strong climbers have climbed here for a long time, and the list of excellent problems up here is amazing.

Rock Climbing Photo: First digit fingerlock on The Shadow Boxer V6, Has...
First digit fingerlock on The Shadow Boxer V6, Hassayampa.

Getting There 

Take Senators Highway from town and drive 7~ miles until you see huge grey boulders on the side of the road. This is Groom Creek.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.1 miles from here

168 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Senators Highway Areas, Groom, Wolf, Hassayampa Creeks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Senators Highway Areas, Groom, Wolf, Hassayampa Creeks:
Spiderman's Wet Dream   V0 4     Boulder, 12'   Main Boulders : The Back Porch slabs and Ju...
Wave Traverse   V0 4 PG13     Boulder, 15'   Main Boulders : The Wave Area
Risky Business   V0 4     Boulder, 10'   Main Boulders : Alley Rocks
The Wave   V0+ 4+     Boulder, 10'   Main Boulders : The Wave Area
Rat Pack   V1+ 5     Boulder, 12'   Main Boulders : Alley Rocks
The Infamous Lieback   V2 5+     Boulder, 15'   Main Boulders : Layback Rock
Space Lord   V2 5+ PG13     Boulder, 20'   Main Boulders : Layback Rock
Steppin' Out   V3 6A     Boulder, 16'   Main Boulders : Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
Facelift   V4 6B     Boulder, 12'   Satellite Areas : The Island (Facelift Area)
Syphilis Traverse   V4-5 6B+     Boulder   Main Boulders : The Canyon Area
Charles in Charge   V5 6C     Boulder, 12'   Main Boulders : Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
Moonstone   V6 7A     Boulder, 10'   Main Boulders : Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
The Diggler   V6 7A     Boulder, 15'   Satellite Areas : Lifestyles Rock
El Shannon   V7 7A+     Boulder   Main Boulders : Rad Rocks Area
Mainline   V8 7B     Boulder   Main Boulders : Rad Rocks Area
The Golf Ball   V8 7B     Boulder, 15'   Main Boulders : Alley Rocks
Eclipse   V8 7B     Boulder, 10'   Main Boulders : Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
Worst Crimps   V8 7B     Boulder   Satellite Areas : The Island (Facelift Area)
Sucker Problem Sit Start   V9 7C     Boulder, 12'   Main Boulders : Alley Rocks
New Moon   V10 7C+     Boulder, 10'   Main Boulders : Moonstone, Leg Lock Rock, B...
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Featured Route For Senators Highway Areas, Groom, Wolf, Hassayampa Creeks
Rock Climbing Photo: Ted on the Infamous Lieback

The Infamous Lieback V2 5+  AZ : Central Arizona : ... : Layback Rock
Climb the flake with deceptively easy laybacking until the crack starts to peter out; from the last good part of the flake, sink two high fingerlocks and commit to the odd topout move. Excellent!...[more]   Browse More Classics in AZ

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By JJ Schlick
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From: Flagstaff, AZ
May 18, 2015
Well I've tried to clean up these areas as best I could. I've organized Groom Creek with generous "areas" and boulder groupings. The info here on MP is enough to get you going up there, but if you really want to know what's going on, pick up a copy of Bill Cramer's Prescott Bouldering Guide. Again, a painstaking effort was put forth on his part to lay out these areas with incredible accuracy.

Please let me know if you come across any errors.