Elevation: 6,400 ft
GPS: 39.254, -105.227 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: John McNamee on Feb 17, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC

Description

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

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.

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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
 22
Tim's Walkway
Sport 2 pitches
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
 3
Gecko
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Just Chillin'
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Girls on Surfboards
Sport 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 8
Aquaman Arete
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Fish Farmer
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 5
Boys in Bikinis
Sport 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 14
Missing The Dike aka Two Dikes f…
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 8
Black Streak Through Overlap
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 16
Unsupervised Bolting
Sport
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
Clouded Leopard
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 9
Hammerhead
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 8
El Nino
Trad, Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13
 6
Platte Magic
Trad, Sport
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 5
Dengue Fever
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tim's Walkway Atlantis Slab
 22
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport 2 pitches
Gecko Borneo Slab
 3
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Sport
Just Chillin' Little Half Dome
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Girls on Surfboards Bali Dome
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 3 pitches
Aquaman Arete Atlantis Slab
 8
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Fish Farmer Borneo Slab
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Boys in Bikinis Bali Dome
 5
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport 2 pitches
Missing The Dike aka Two Di… Atlantis Slab
 14
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Black Streak Through Overlap Murphy's Dome S Face
 8
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
Unsupervised Bolting Atlantis Slab
 16
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Clouded Leopard Borneo Slab
 6
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Hammerhead Java Dome > N Face
 9
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
El Nino Java Dome > N Face
 8
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Sport
Platte Magic Java Dome > N Face
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad, Sport
Dengue Fever Borneo Slab
 5
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
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