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GPS: 39.33221, -105.28348
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Shared By: Jeff Buhl on May 15, 2003 · Updates
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

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Little Scraggy Dome is another place for some great Platte slab climbing. The scenery is outstanding, it is quiet, and it feels remote. It is West facing making it ideal for mornings on hot summer days or afternoons in the Spring, Fall and Winter. The difficulty currently ranges from 5.7 to 5.11 and is home to perhaps one of the best 5.10a slab routes in the Platte area. Over the past few years there has been new route activity and some excellent well protected slab routes have been put up. I am not sure who is behind the new route activity but whomever it is should be commended for excellent work.

Getting There Suggest change

From US 285, take CR 126 South and go 4.3 miles past Buffalo Creek to Forest Service Road #550. Go right on FS 550 and follow the road for 2.2 miles to a little pullout on the left hand side of the road. Follow an access trail (an old 4x4 road) through a field and then along a very small stream until it connects with the Colorado Trail. Take a left on the Colorado Trail and in about 250-400 yards you will be standing below Little Scraggy Dome. Another few minutes of scrambling are required to reach the base.

Parking

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Per Jonathan S: we learned from a cop that parking is not allowed anywhere along the forest road, except where marked (signs with a 'P'). This includes the wide shoulders near the approach road and definitely not in front of the gate.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Little Scraggy Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Midlife Crisis Variation
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5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 85
Two Jews Blues
Sport 3 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 12
Craggy Tur
Trad 3 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Miss Manners
Sport 3 pitches
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Midlife Crisis Variation
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Two Jews Blues
 85
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport 3 pitches
Craggy Tur
 12
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 3 pitches
Miss Manners
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport 3 pitches
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