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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 101 / 32 / 4 / 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 137
Elevation: 7,500 ft
GPS: 39.153, -105.163 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: John McNamee on Feb 17, 2006
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac
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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
W.A.S.P. (What About Some Pesticide?)
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Let's Do It Again, Daddy
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pulp Friction
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Bee Positive
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Lost in Space
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Reptile
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Is This For Real?
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Reptile Tears
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
No Pressure
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
So Wild
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Powder Monkey
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Storm
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
The G Route
Sport
5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Reality Check
Trad
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Starlight
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
W.A.S.P. (What About Some P… Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Let's Do It Again, Daddy Thunder Ridge > Alligator Lounge 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Pulp Friction Thunder Ridge > Quarry 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Bee Positive Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Lost in Space Sheep's Nose 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Reptile Thunder Ridge > Brown Wall 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Is This For Real? Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Reptile Tears Thunder Ridge > Brown Wall 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
No Pressure Thunder Ridge > Quarry 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Sport
So Wild Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Powder Monkey Thunder Ridge > Post Office 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Storm Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
The G Route Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Reality Check Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon 5.12b/c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Trad
Starlight Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon 5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport
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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
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
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
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  
Thanks for the info update, I'll ck with those guys. Nov 29, 2011
YDPL8S
Santa Monica, Ca.
YDPL8S   Santa Monica, Ca.
Allen Hill or Mr. Green would know. Nov 28, 2011
slim    
If I remember correctly, it is called 'Bell Dome' and has a few obscure routes on it. Nov 28, 2011
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
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

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