Tour De Platte
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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 Have Fun was done, that became the best finish IMHO. Even though a bit of descending is required from the top of Acid Rock.
See the photo.
A single set of Black Diamond Steel nuts and Stoppers. Single set of small cams too. Maybe a #2 Camalot just in case.
|Comments on Tour De Platte
|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.