Elevation: 8,291 ft
GPS: 39.189, -105.335 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

Referred to as the "Inner Platte" in some guidebooks, this area has the South Platte's largest collection of granite domes. The settings are generally very pleasant and the approaches short. Areas definitely worth visiting include: Sheep Rock, Helen's Dome, Baby Helen and Acid Rock.

The climbing, the quality and texture of the rock is somewhat unlike that of the rest of the Platte. Knobs, feldspar crystals and dyke's provide superb friction and face climbing. Its similar but much more featured than the climbing compared to The Dome in the Catherdral Spires area. Helen's Dome and Acid rock also have some good crack climbs as well.

The Molly Gulch Campground is closed indefinitely due to the Hayman Fire. Please see the USFS for details.

Getting There

Please refer to the individual areas for specific details on how to find them.

Campground information

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Classic Climbing Routes at Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Campground

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5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 28
Acid Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 101
Fractured Fairytales
Sport 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 17
Fool's Gold
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 5
Whiskey Crack
Trad
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 4
Crack of Life
Trad
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
 17
Tour de Platte
Trad 6 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 9
Anasazi Arete (Pete Hubbel Memor…
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Nocturnal Emission
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 15
Riders in the Sky
Sport 4 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 17
Solarian
Trad 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 27
Charley Don't Surf
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Shining Path
Trad 4 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Heart of Darkness
Trad 3 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 4
Cloak of the Wolf
Sport 4 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b V7 7A+
 4
The Bourbon Legend
Trad, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Acid Crack Sheeprock > Velcro Wall
 28
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Fractured Fairytales Helen's Dome
 101
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 6 pitches
Fool's Gold Helen's Dome
 17
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Whiskey Crack Whiskey Rocks > Whiskey Rocks North
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Crack of Life Hollows
 4
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Tour de Platte Sheeprock > Velcro Wall
 17
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 6 pitches
Anasazi Arete (Pete Hubbel… Sheeprock > Land that Time Forgot
 9
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Nocturnal Emission Whiskey Rocks > Whiskey Rocks North
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Riders in the Sky Sheeprock > Land that Time Forgot
 15
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Sport 4 pitches
Solarian Sheeprock > Land that Time Forgot
 17
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad 4 pitches
Charley Don't Surf Acid Rock
 27
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Shining Path Sunshine Dome
 13
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Heart of Darkness Sunshine Dome
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad 3 pitches
Cloak of the Wolf Sheeprock > Land that Time Forgot
 4
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport 4 pitches
The Bourbon Legend Whiskey Rocks > Whiskey Rocks West
 4
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b V7 7A+ Trad, Boulder
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