Rainy Day Rock Climbing
|GPS:||39.189, -105.335 Google Map · Climbing Area Map|
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|Shared By:||Darrin Stein on Dec 12, 2001|
|Admins:||Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac|
DescriptionThis crag sits downstream, slightly uphill, and in the trees a short distance from Goose Creek Campground. There are just a handful of established routes on this one, without a need for any more. It's secluded, quiet, and beautiful, and the rock typical South Platte granite.
Getting ThereFrom Deckers go North on CO Hwy. 126 to the junction of Forest Service Road #211. Follow the road to the Goose Creek campground, about 3 miles past the Molly Gulch campground. Park and take about a 15 minute walk East to the crag.
Per Ken Trout: APPROACH DETAILS: I recently went in and got lost partly due to memory and partly the fire.
First, cross the creek before leaving the Goose Creek Campground. There is a gravel bar that makes wading nice in bare feet. The log jam below the gravel is walkable, a stickclip placed in the deep water helps with balance. Or just use the bridge. There is no trail on the north side of the creek until past the campsites. A horse trail is picked up where it crosses the creek, below the campground. The horse ford is not a good place to wade across, too rocky.
Next, follow the trail until you see the dome. After a detour around a tree, the trail enters a grassy area below the dome. Hike up via the more open hillside left of the dome. Once your about level with the base of the cliff, but still maybe 200' left of any routes, begin the rightward traverse. Basically an exposed ledge traverse leads to a low-angle chimney and then the route "Slippery When Wet".
I pulled tons of mullein (an Asian import weed) on the route, but it is still a mess. Lots of sun on this south-facing slab.
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