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Elevation: 6,400 ft
GPS: 39.25424, -105.22677
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Description Suggest change

This area includes domes and crags along side Jefferson County Road 97 close to Deckers. In the South Platte guidebooks it is referred to as the Malay Archipelago region.

Often the biggest challenge of climbing in this area is located the start of the climb. Over time, many of the routes have changed, bolts have been removed and added, and removed, etc. Allow plenty of time for scouting and finding the routes. Carefully scope routes before launching up them in case their description and protection comments have changed.

The most popular areas are:

Atlantis Slab
This is yet another set of beautiful, rounded, granite domes in the South Platte. These domes have 1-2 pitch slab routes with mostly spartan, bolt protection. South facing.

Murphy's Dome South Face
Nice one pitch climbs, mostly friction, with new bolts and 2 bolt anchors. South facing.

Deckers, is a small place with a general store and a fly fishing shop. The General Store dates back to the 1890's and was built by Stephen Decker. It is also a popular region for fly-fishing. Deckers received national attention during the June 2002 Hayman forest fire.

Getting There Suggest change

From Denver, go W on Hwy 285, go S on Foxton Rd just past Conifer, take a L at the T to South Platte (96), towards Deckers, drive 3 miles. Park in a legal spot. You may have to walk along the road a bit to the trailheads. There are 2 drainages to hike:

The S drainage is better for the S face of Java Dome and Bali Domes.

The N drainage is better for Atlantis Dome (on your L/S-facing) and W face of Java Dome. Approaches take 10-20 minutes.

Map of Deckers

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Classic Climbing Routes at Deckers

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R
 13
Quit Yer Beachin'
Sport, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 11
Webster-Ellis Route
Sport, TR
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 31
Tim's Walkway
Sport 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 15
Girls on Surfboards
Sport 3 pitches
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 10
Island in the Sun (Taylor Hinton…
Sport 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 19
Aquaman Arete
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 16
Boys in Bikinis
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 17
Two Dikes for Dinner (submitted…
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 24
Unsupervised Bolting
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 11
Hammerhead
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 9
El Nino
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 7
Platte Magic
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 8
Clouded Leopard
Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 7
Dengue Fever
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
 4
Burley Dudes
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Quit Yer Beachin' Java Dome > S Face
 13
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b R Sport, TR
Webster-Ellis Route Java Dome > S Face
 11
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport, TR
Tim's Walkway Atlantis Slab
 31
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 2 pitches
Girls on Surfboards Bali Dome
 15
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
Island in the Sun (Taylor H… Bali Dome
 10
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
Aquaman Arete Atlantis Slab
 19
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Boys in Bikinis Bali Dome
 16
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Two Dikes for Dinner (submi… Atlantis Slab
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Unsupervised Bolting Atlantis Slab
 24
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hammerhead Java Dome > N Face
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
El Nino Java Dome > N Face
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Sport
Platte Magic Java Dome > N Face
 7
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Sport
Clouded Leopard Borneo Slab
 8
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Dengue Fever Borneo Slab
 7
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Burley Dudes Java Dome > N Face
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R Trad, Sport
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