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Areas in West Creek

Bird Rock 12 / 2 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 17
Sheep's Nose 30 / 0 / 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 31
Sleeping Rock aka Sheep's Nose Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 39 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 39
Thunder Ridge 106 / 33 / 3 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 142

Description

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 multipitch climbs ranging from 5.6 to 5.13. 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

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.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 66
W.A.S.P. (What About Some Pesticide?)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 52
Let's Do It Again, Daddy
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 57
Pulp Friction
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 51
Bee Positive
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 138
Lost in Space
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 78
Reptile
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 100
Is This For Real?
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 80
Reptile Tears
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 49
No Pressure
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 40
So Wild
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 55
Powder Monkey
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 38
Real Black Velvet
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 53
Storm
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 53
The G Route
Sport
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 42
Starlight
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
W.A.S.P. (What About Some P… Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 66
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Let's Do It Again, Daddy Thunder Ridge > Alligator Lounge
 52
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Pulp Friction Thunder Ridge > Quarry
 57
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Bee Positive Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 51
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Lost in Space Sheep's Nose
 138
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Reptile Thunder Ridge > Brown Wall
 78
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Is This For Real? Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon
 100
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Reptile Tears Thunder Ridge > Brown Wall
 80
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
No Pressure Thunder Ridge > Quarry
 49
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
So Wild Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon
 40
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Powder Monkey Thunder Ridge > Post Office
 55
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Real Black Velvet Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon
 38
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Storm Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 53
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
The G Route Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 53
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Starlight Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 42
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Trad, Sport
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Ron Olsen
Boulder, CO
Ron Olsen   Boulder, CO
John,

Great job on the South Platte reorg! You might want to move Thunder Ridge to West Creek as well. Feb 19, 2006
ssp
ssp  
Was wondering 'bout the small dome on the right after one makes the turn off 67 coming from the north. Not the main turn but the one where ya just flick your wheel to the right on down the dirt road -Westcreek Rd.
This formation sits just after a small 'V' notch in the hills on your right. There is a dirt road that goes through but looks like private property.
Location is due northeast of Sheep's Nose. Dome in question is, of course, on the left in photo.
Nov 20, 2011
slim    
If I remember correctly, it is called 'Bell Dome' and has a few obscure routes on it. Nov 28, 2011
YDPL8S
Santa Monica, Ca.
YDPL8S   Santa Monica, Ca.
Allen Hill or Mr. Green would know. Nov 28, 2011
ssp
ssp  
Thanks for the info update, I'll ck with those guys. Nov 29, 2011
Allen Hill
FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
Allen Hill   FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
I have no idea. I've certainly seen it plenty of times and never gave it much thought. I'll put money on it being on private land though. Nov 30, 2011
ssp
ssp  
After revisiting this topic and seeing Allen's reply, I did some further interneting and found out the name is Bell Rock. No other info could be found as far as routes, etc.
Remains to be reconned first with a polite chat with the neighbors then a close up look if allowed. Jun 19, 2013
Dr. Dre
Manitou Springs, CO
Dr. Dre   Manitou Springs, CO
I was wondering if anyone has any further info on routes on it or if the rock called Bell Rock/Bell Dome is on private property? Sep 19, 2017
Ron Pivo
Westcreek
Ron Pivo   Westcreek
A couple of routes were done a long time ago, but the rock is on private property. Good luck obtaining permission to climb there. Sep 19, 2017

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