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DescriptionThis 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:
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 ThereFrom 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
Classic Climbing Routes at Deckers
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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