Elevation: 7,500 ft
GPS: 39.153, -105.163 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

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!).

245 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at West Creek

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 76
W.A.S.P. (What About Some Pestic…
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 64
Let's Do It Again, Daddy
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 63
Pulp Friction
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 52
Ten Years After
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 171
Lost in Space Direct
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 95
Reptile
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 118
Is This For Real?
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 95
Reptile Tears
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 53
No Pressure
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 49
So Wild
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 65
Powder Monkey
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 42
Real Black Velvet
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 65
Storm
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 64
The G Route
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 53
Starlight
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
W.A.S.P. (What About Some P… Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 76
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Let's Do It Again, Daddy Thunder Ridge > Alligator Lounge
 64
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Pulp Friction Thunder Ridge > Quarry
 63
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Ten Years After Sheep's Nose
 52
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 2 pitches
Lost in Space Direct Sheep's Nose
 171
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Reptile Thunder Ridge > Brown Wall
 95
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Is This For Real? Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon
 118
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Reptile Tears Thunder Ridge > Brown Wall
 95
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
No Pressure Thunder Ridge > Quarry
 53
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
So Wild Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon
 49
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Powder Monkey Thunder Ridge > Post Office
 65
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Real Black Velvet Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon
 42
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Storm Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 65
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
The G Route Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 64
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Starlight Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 53
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport
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