Elevation: 7,500 ft
GPS: 39.15255, -105.16307
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Shared By: John McNamee on Feb 17, 2006
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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 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

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

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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13
 88
W.A.S.P. (What About Some Pestic…
Trad
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
 69
Let's Do It Again, Daddy
Trad
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 74
Pulp Friction
Sport
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 73
Bee Positive
Trad
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 63
Ten Years After
Trad 2 pitches
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 214
Lost in Space Direct
Trad 4 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 111
Reptile
Trad
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 140
Is This For Real?
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 107
Reptile Tears
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 53
So Wild
Trad
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 77
Powder Monkey
Trad
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 50
Real Black Velvet
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 73
Storm
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 73
The G Route
Sport
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 58
Starlight
Trad, Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
W.A.S.P. (What About Some P… Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 88
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b PG13 Trad
Let's Do It Again, Daddy Thunder Ridge > Alligator Lounge
 69
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13 Trad
Pulp Friction Thunder Ridge > Quarry
 74
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Bee Positive Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 73
5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Ten Years After Sheep's Nose
 63
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Lost in Space Direct Sheep's Nose
 214
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 4 pitches
Reptile Thunder Ridge > Brown Wall
 111
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Is This For Real? Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon
 140
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Reptile Tears Thunder Ridge > Brown Wall
 107
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
So Wild Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon
 53
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Powder Monkey Thunder Ridge > Post Office
 77
5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Real Black Velvet Thunder Ridge > For Real Canyon
 50
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Storm Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 73
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
The G Route Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 73
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
Starlight Thunder Ridge > Wasp Canyon
 58
5.12c/d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Trad, Sport
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