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Tick Dome Rock Climbing 


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Location: 39.1354, -105.3294 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Jason Kaplan on Aug 10, 2008
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BETA PHOTO: North side crack. Looks like a better line, bette...

Description 

Not sure exactly what the climbing is like or even what routes exist, I would assume it's similar rock to the BRCM which is just across the river. I am adding this so that hopefully some info about the routes that have already gone up can be added.

Getting There 

Metberry Gulch, I would think, most likely the same as for BRCM.

Climbing Season

For the South Platte area.

Weather station 6.1 miles from here

1 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',0],['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]


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Rock Climbing Photo: George Bracksieck leading If Sheep Had Heels and T...

If Sheep Had Heels and Toes 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CO : South Platte : Tick Dome
On 10/10/81, I led Steve Sarns up the north-facing chimney/crack on the big summit block of Tick Dome. We called this summit block the "Sheep's Foot," in keeping with the long-established geographical theme in the area (e.g., Sheep Rock and Sheep's Nose). It does resemble a cloven hoof, when viewed from the northwest....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

Photos of Tick Dome Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: More possible lines.
More possible lines.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tick Dome summit boulders.
Tick Dome summit boulders.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tick Dome as seem from the summit of the BRCM.
Tick Dome as seem from the summit of the BRCM.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tick Dome as seen from near the base of Petered Ou...
Tick Dome as seen from near the base of Petered Ou...
Rock Climbing Photo: Just a different view.
Just a different view.
Rock Climbing Photo: South face.  Looks like 1 or 2 decent lines, but t...
BETA PHOTO: South face. Looks like 1 or 2 decent lines, but t...
Rock Climbing Photo: Another different angle.
Another different angle.
Rock Climbing Photo: Tick Dome from Big Rock Candy Mountain.
Tick Dome from Big Rock Candy Mountain.

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By Jason Kaplan
From: Glenwood ,Co
Aug 20, 2008
Do you have any other information about other lines that have been done?

I heard the Petes climbed it back in the day. I see a fair amount of potential for natural lines, and I would find it pretty hard to believe that they haven't been climbed if not at least attempted. Seems no one cares to claim their line.
By goatboy
From: Nederland, CO
Aug 18, 2009
Approach is easier from FR 211. Both crack routes in the center of Tick Dome go at 5.9. There’s also a 5.8 crack to the right of the main face I did years ago although I probably wasn’t the first. Bob D'antonio and Richard Aschert established two 5.12 routes on the left side of the crag near the water streaks. Lightly referred to here; supertopo.com/climbing/thread....

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