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Velcro Wall Rock Climbing 


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BETA PHOTO: Velcro Wall sector of Sheep Rock

Description 

Rock Climbing Photo: Velcro Wall of Sheep Rock.  Photo by Mountain Proj...
Velcro Wall of Sheep Rock.

Photo by Mountain Project contributor and guidebook author, Darren Mabe.

The is the west face of the summit dome of the Sheep Rock mini-massif.
Rock Climbing Photo: Old topo - old bolts, too!
Old topo - old bolts, too!

The routes were bolted by Dave Dunblazer and his partner, Kat. They were productive members of a cadre of urban Denver climbers, who all met via Bill Forrest's climbing shop and put up a ton of routes during the summer of 1983 and 84.

None of us had much money for bolts but Bill would let his shop employees order the best drills and bolts from Ed Leeper. Of course, now those bolts are funky! This would be an excellent place for some better hardware, and more of it, because rock is very good.

Getting There 

Rock Climbing Photo: Sheep Rock, Pike's Peak National Forest, CO.
Sheep Rock, Pike's Peak National Forest, CO.

Beware of not straying south onto the LVR land near the creek crossing.

Climbing Season



Weather station 3.2 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Velcro Wall

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Velcro Wall:
Acid Crack   5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   
Bolted Route   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 2 pitches, 300'   
Tour de Platte   5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13     Trad, 6 pitches, 900'   
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Featured Route For Velcro Wall
Rock Climbing Photo: Epic views south from the top after finishing on A...

Tour de Platte 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13  CO : South Platte : ... : Velcro Wall
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. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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Rock Climbing Photo: Left side of Velcro Wall.
Left side of Velcro Wall.

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