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Elevation: 8,291 ft
GPS: 39.18868, -105.33495
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Shared By: John McNamee on Feb 17, 2006
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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.

Per Jerry Cagle: Goose Creek Campground is open late May through early September. Please see the USFS for details. 

Getting There Suggest change

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

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Classic Climbing Routes at Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Campground

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 37
Acid Crack
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13
 17
Four Eyes
Trad 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 19
Fool's Gold
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 26
Unknown between Divine Miss M &…
Sport 4 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
 25
Tour de Platte
Trad 6 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Anasazi Arete (Pete Hubbel Memor…
Sport 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Tiger King
Trad, TR
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 11
Whiskey Crack
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 21
Riders in the Sky
Sport 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 27
Solarian
Trad 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 39
Charley Don't Surf
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 14
Shining Path
Trad 4 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V4 6B
 6
Sleep
Trad, TR, Boulder
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
 6
Cloak of the Wolf
Sport 4 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b V6 7A
 10
The Bourbon Legend
Trad, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Acid Crack Sheeprock > Velcro Wall
 37
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Four Eyes Sheeprock > Acid Rock
 17
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a PG13 Trad 2 pitches
Fool's Gold Sheeprock > Helen's Dome
 19
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Unknown between Divine Miss… Sheeprock > Acid Rock
 26
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Tour de Platte Sheeprock > Velcro Wall
 25
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 6 pitches
Anasazi Arete (Pete Hubbel… Sheeprock > Land That Time Forgot
 11
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport 2 pitches
Tiger King Big Cat Sanctuary
 6
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Whiskey Crack Whiskey Rocks > Whiskey Rocks North
 11
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Riders in the Sky Sheeprock > Land That Time Forgot
 21
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Sport 4 pitches
Solarian Sheeprock > Land That Time Forgot
 27
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 4 pitches
Charley Don't Surf Sheeprock > Acid Rock
 39
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Shining Path Sunshine Dome
 14
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 4 pitches
Sleep Whiskey Rocks > Whiskey Rocks North
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c V4 6B Trad, TR, Boulder
Cloak of the Wolf Sheeprock > Land That Time Forgot
 6
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport 4 pitches
The Bourbon Legend Whiskey Rocks > Whiskey Rocks West
 10
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b V6 7A Trad, Boulder
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