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Velcro Wall Rock Climbing 


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BETA PHOTO: Velcro Wall sector of Sheep Rock

Description 

Rock Climbing Photo: Velcro Wall of Sheep Rock.  Photo by Mountain Proj...
Velcro Wall of Sheep Rock.

Photo by Mountain Project contributor and guidebook author, Darren Mabe.

The is the west face of the summit dome of the Sheep Rock mini-massif.
Rock Climbing Photo: Old topo - old bolts, too!
Old topo - old bolts, too!

The routes were bolted by Dave Dunblazer and his partner, Kat. They were productive members of a cadre of urban Denver climbers, who all met via Bill Forrest's climbing shop and put up a ton of routes during the summer of 1983 and 84.

None of us had much money for bolts but Bill would let his shop employees order the best drills and bolts from Ed Leeper. Of course, now those bolts are funky! This would be an excellent place for some better hardware, and more of it, because rock is very good.

Getting There 

Rock Climbing Photo: Sheep Rock, Pike's Peak National Forest, CO.
Sheep Rock, Pike's Peak National Forest, CO.

Beware of not straying south onto the LVR land near the creek crossing.

Climbing Season

For the Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Campground area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',1],['5.7',1],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',1],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Velcro Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Velcro Wall:
Acid Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Bolted Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 300'   
Tour de Platte   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 6 pitches, 900'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: The yellow line is the approximate location of the...

Acid Crack 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a  CO : South Platte : ... : Velcro Wall
Sheep Rock. Maybe this is as close to a Half Dome as we can get in the Denver area. Now that the fire damage is fading a bit, Acid Crack is again an outstanding climb for novices who like to hike in rough terrain. A rappel is normally done to descend. Mark Roth climbing. Photo by Mountain Project contributor, Jay Eggleston. HISTORYColorado Mountain Club climbers where bagging hard summits at Chair Rocks in the 1950s. I used to think Sheep Rock was probably climbed back then, because Kevin and I found a single angle piton rap at the top of the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Left side of Velcro Wall.
Left side of Velcro Wall.

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