|Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Campground
BETA PHOTO: South of Hellen's Dome is the Lost Creek Slab. A t...
Referred to as the "Inner Platte" in some guidebooks, this area has the South Platte's largest collection of granite domes. The settings are generally very pleasant and the approaches short. Areas definitely worth visiting include: Sheep Rock, Helen's Dome, Baby Helen and Acid Rock.
The climbing, the quality and texture of the rock is somewhat unlike that of the rest of the Platte. Knobs, feldspar crystals and dyke's provide superb friction and face climbing. Its similar but much more featured than the climbing compared to The Dome in the Catherdral Spires area. Helen's Dome and Acid rock also have some good crack climbs as well.
The Molly Gulch Campground is closed indefinitely due to the Hayman Fire. Please see the USFS for details.
Please refer to the individual areas for specific details on how to find them.
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Tour De Platte
5.10a/b PG13 CO
: South Platte
: ... : Velcro Wall
Any combination of routes, starting with Helens Dome, then Acid Rock, and finally the Velcro Wall to the summit of Sheep Rock. Only one rappel to descend, from the summit down Acid Crack. The classic and original Tour De Platte is my favorite because it is easier on the toes, requires gear-placing skills, and has the good rock. Start with Buffalo Tears on Helen's, then Four Eyes on Acid Rock, and then Acid Crack to the Summit. Once Sheep Just Wanna Hav...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
|Photos of Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Campground Slideshow
Lost Valley view.
BETA PHOTO: Lost Valley from above Goose Creek.
BETA PHOTO: OK guys, you put in a lot of work, what do you cal...
The massif from FR 211.
A little bit of rock.
Sheeprock, Acid Rock and Helen's Dome from their p...
|Comments on Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Campground
|By Christopher Jones|
From: Denver, Colorado
Jan 21, 2010
The DOW along with the cooperation of the US Forest Service has moved 12 bighorn sheep into this area recently. Ten of the sheep have collars with a large letter on them to identify them. If you happen to see any of these critters and can identify the letters on the collars, please call the South Platte Ranger District (303)-275-5610 and let them know where you saw them. Thanks.
|By Allen Hill|
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
May 31, 2010
How cool is that. Thanks for the news, Chris.