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Elevation: 7,500 ft 2,286 m
GPS: 39.15255, -105.16307
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Shared By: John McNamee on Feb 17, 2006
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Description Suggest change

West Creek is a less visited area of the South Platte with incredible climbing on Thunder Ridge and the better known, near-the-road Sheep's Nose. There are single pitch and multi-pitch climbs ranging from 5.6 to 5.14. There are bolted and traditional climbs here. This area requires effort to climb. It is principally a Spring, Summer, and Fall area due to road conditions.

Getting There Suggest change

Go down CO 126 until you reach Deckers. Keep going for a long way until CO 126 meets CO 67, and keep south on CO 67, turn right on 68 going to Westcreek, and take a right on Stump Road. The first formation you will see is Sheep's Nose on the right and is a big dome looking formation (has nice boulder problems on approach!).

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 76
Let's Do It Again, Daddy
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 69
Ten Years After
Trad 2 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 120
Reptile
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 152
Is This For Real?
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 50
Zorro
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 116
Reptile Tears
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 59
So Wild
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 81
Powder Monkey
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 52
Real Black Velvet
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 25
Thunderbird
Trad
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 35
Chocolate Thunder
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 77
Storm
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 79
The G Route
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 44
Reality Check
Trad
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 61
Starlight
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Let's Do It Again, Daddy Thunder Ridge > Alligator Lounge
 76
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Ten Years After Sheep's Nose
 69
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Reptile Thunder Ridge > Brown Wall
 120
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Is This For Real? Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon
 152
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Zorro Thunder Ridge > Brown Wall
 50
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Reptile Tears Thunder Ridge > Brown Wall
 116
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
So Wild Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon
 59
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Powder Monkey Thunder Ridge > Post Office
 81
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Real Black Velvet Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon
 52
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Thunderbird Bird Rock > N Side
 25
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Trad
Chocolate Thunder Thunder Ridge > Brown Wall
 35
5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Storm Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 77
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
The G Route Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 79
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Reality Check Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon
 44
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Starlight Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 61
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport
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