Rock Creek Falls
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Difficulty:3B IV (v3a2 IV)
Raps:10, max ↨170ft
Red Tape:No permit required
20 May 2023
"Stayed completely dry in upper section pretty easily. Lower section got thigh deep clean spring water pool. Rappelled lower 170' from overhanging ledg
BEST in Oct-Nov;Feb-Mar
Scenic and worth doing, but a lot of effort. Expect a full day.
High clearance vehicle required to access parking. 4x4 necessary if wet (road may be impassable after heavy rains).
Hike Rock Creek Trail approximately 3 miles to the drop in.
All anchors are natural anchors.
The upper section has several rappels under 140’.
The lower section has four rappels under 170’ and an optional slide.
Follow the drainage all the way until it crosses the road. Walk the road a short distance back to your vehicle. A couple hours of creek walking, but the the scenery is nice and brush is minimal.
Alternatively, exiting on canyon left after the final rappel and traversing over to the trail involves bushwhacking through cat’s claw for over an hour. Long pants and long sleeves mandatory. Blood supply recommended.
- Super Amazing Map : Rock Creek Falls
- HikeArizona.com : Rock Creek Canyon - Mazatzals
- On Rope Canyoneering : Rock Creek Canyon
Trip reports and media
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