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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
 31
Acid Crack
Trad
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 109
Fractured Fairytales
Sport 6 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 18
Fool's Gold
Trad, Sport 2 pitches
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 10
Whiskey Crack
Trad, TR
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 20
Unknown between Divine Miss M &…
Sport 4 pitches
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 11
Anasazi Arete (Pete Hubbel Memor…
Sport 2 pitches
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13
 20
Tour de Platte
Trad 6 pitches
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
 6
Tiger King
Trad, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
 17
Riders in the Sky
Sport 4 pitches
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 24
Solarian
Trad 4 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 30
Charley Don't Surf
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
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
 5
Cloak of the Wolf
Sport 4 pitches
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b V6 7A
 9
The Bourbon Legend
Trad, Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Acid Crack Sheeprock > Velcro Wall
 31
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Fractured Fairytales Helen's Dome
 109
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport 6 pitches
Fool's Gold Helen's Dome
 18
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, Sport 2 pitches
Whiskey Crack Whiskey Rocks > Whiskey Rocks North
 10
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad, TR
Unknown between Divine Miss… Acid Rock
 20
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 4 pitches
Anasazi Arete (Pete Hubbel… Sheeprock > Land that Time Forgot
 11
5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport 2 pitches
Tour de Platte Sheeprock > Velcro Wall
 20
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b PG13 Trad 6 pitches
Tiger King Big Cat Sanctuary
 6
5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, TR
Riders in the Sky Sheeprock > Land that Time Forgot
 17
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R Sport 4 pitches
Solarian Sheeprock > Land that Time Forgot
 24
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad 4 pitches
Charley Don't Surf Acid Rock
 30
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
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
 5
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b Sport 4 pitches
The Bourbon Legend Whiskey Rocks > Whiskey Rocks West
 9
5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b V6 7A Trad, Boulder
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