Tour de Platte
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Epic views south from the top after finishing on A...
Do any combination of routes, starting with Helen's Dome, then Acid Rock, and finally the Velcro Wall to the summit of Sheep Rock.
Lynn Fletcher and Dan McGee on the first Tour de Platte linkup, 1984.
The first time up all three domes the team was motivated by the news of great pitches up on Dunblazer and Kat's then-new Velcro Wall.
Darren Mabe's photo-map has a few details added in red, black, white, and violet for Tour de Platte.
Starting the tour with Spree
(5.8), connecting to Four Eyes
(5.9-), and finishing via Acid Crack
(5.5) is a recommendable six pitch moderate.
On the way to Acid Rock from the top of Helen's.
Photo by Mountain Project contributor and hardware up-grader, Mark Roth.
A single set of Black Diamond Steel nuts and Stoppers, a single set of small cams too, and maybe a #2 Camalot just in case.
By Darren Mabe
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Jun 30, 2009
Have you done my SticksnStones route, Ken? (a similar TourdePlatte link up albeit easier, consistent difficulty, and shorter)
By Brian Brown
Jun 29, 2011
We linked up Fractured Fairytales on Helen's to Sticks and Stones on Acid Rock to the Acid Crack on Velcro Wall. Great day. We did it all with a single 70m rope. Walk off of Velcro Wall to the south to a single rappel. Had to down climb 20 feet or so. We also threw in a pitch on Baby Helen's just for fun.
By Ken Trout
From: Golden, CO
Dec 9, 2015
Darren, I apologize for being so late to have seen your question! No per S&S, but it sounds great. All that hard work you've done on the north face is great too.