West Creek is a less visited area of the South Platte with incredible climbing on Thunder Ridge and the better known, near-the-road Sheep's Nose. There are single pitch and multipitch climbs ranging from 5.6 to 5.13. There are bolted and traditional climbs here. This area requires effort to climb. It is principally a Spring, Summer, and Fall area due to road conditions.
Go down CO 126 until you reach Deckers. Keep going for a long way until CO 126 meets CO 67, and keep south on CO 67, turn right on 68 going to Westcreek, and take a right on Stump Road. The first formation you will see is Sheep's Nose on the right and is a big dome looking formation (has nice boulder problems on approach!).
Shoot-Dang-Man, put on your favorite belt buckle and hold on tight, this here be a bucker! This pitch will test your technique, and then fry your power at the top. Excellent rock with great climbing, make this thing a true classic. Yee-haw!Begin with jugs up to a bulge. Balance and finesse your way over the bulge and up steep, thin slab. As the route gets steeper, the holds get better, but further apart. The crux comes at the steepest part of the black streak involving big moves with smeary ...[more]Browse More Classics in CO
Was wondering 'bout the small dome on the right after one makes the turn off 67 coming from the north. Not the main turn but the one where ya just flick your wheel to the right on down the dirt road -Westcreek Rd. This formation sits just after a small 'V' notch in the hills on your right. There is a dirt road that goes through but looks like private property. Location is due northeast of Sheep's Nose. Dome in question is, of course, on the left in photo.
After revisiting this topic and seeing Allen's reply, I did some further interneting and found out the name is Bell Rock. No other info could be found as far as routes, etc. Remains to be reconned first with a polite chat with the neighbors then a close up look if allowed.