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SPlatte Rock

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SPlatte Rock  


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Elevation: 8,600'
Location: 40.38937, -105.54624 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Ben Mottinger, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monomaniac, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Leo Paik on Oct 14, 2007
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Splatte is the upper rock. Owlette is located bel...

Description 

This is another small rock above Owlette on Castle Mountain. It may have another local name...which can be added. There is definitely terrain to be climbed here for the wandering types. The exact demarcations of NP land is unclear in the vicinity, so tread carefully.

There are some short sections of very attractive-looking rock here.

Note, there is plenty of evidence of a healthy mountain lion population in these woods, so keep an eye out for your kids & smaller climbing partners. These hungry ones seem capable of taking out elk...evidenced by the multiple carcasses.

Note, the GPS location is a guess. I don't own a GPS, and I'm trying to guess based upon aerial photos of an obvious rock from the ground.

Getting There 

From US 34, this rock is located west of Window Rock & Castle Rock. It is almost directly above Owlette.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.6 miles from here

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That's a Nice Boulder 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : Estes Park Valley : ... : SPlatte Rock
This is a line on the east face of this rock.Start just above a funky, upside down U-shaped tree. Piece together flakes and cracks starting with a stemming dihedral, then to a small ledge. Pull gently on a hollow flake, traverse R to a ledge. Continue up a right-facing dihedral to the top. 130'. Walkoff.You'll pass some very pretty lichen, reminiscent of some pretty chunks of South Platte rock, on your way back to your pack....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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