Mill Creek Dome Rock Climbing
Routes in Mill Creek Dome
|Cross Cut T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Features on a Landscape S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|Fractals S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a|
|Fractals Variation S 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b|
|How Can A Monkey Jump Over The Ocean ? T,S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|MargaSukha T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|MargaUgra, (5.12/A0) S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Power Shot S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Power Stripper, The T,S 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Ram T 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Sadhaka Yogi, aka The Seeker S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b|
|Sita T,S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a|
|Yogi's Choice T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a|
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DescriptionThis is the large granite dome uphill from the Mill Creek Crags. It presently holds thirteen routes, five that are mixed trad and modern. The Marga routes were originally intended as a single two pitch route but are listed separately due largely to their complete divergence in character. The granite on the MCD is largely excellent, highly featured, and bulletproof. The two routes in the large alcove Sadhaka Yogi and Yogi's Choice get good morning sun and pick up shade after 1:00pm or so. Expect hard climbing for both of these routes at some point. As of mid-June 2011, most things have gone down, but the MargaUgra pitch which seems quite hard and is an open project. Overall, climbing at the Mill Creek Dome is solid, interesting, and provides a good opportunity when the temps on the Front Range are getting unbearable. MCD typically runs 15 - 20 degrees cooler than Golden, Clear Creek, or Boulder. In addition, the MCD is almost tick-free.
A. Fractals, 9-, 2p, 180', bolts.
BA. Fractals Variation, 10, 1p, 110', bolts.
B. Features On a Landscape, 10, 3p, 250', bolts.
C. Power Shot, 11, 1p, 90', bolts.
D. The Power Stripper, 12, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
E. Sadkha Yogi , 12, 1p, 90', bolts.
F. Yogi's Choice, 11+, 1p, gear & bolts.
G. How Can A Monkey Jump Over The Ocean ?, 12, 1p, 120', gear & bolts.
H. Project, 1p, bolts.
I. Cross Cut, 11, 2p, 140', bolts & gear.
J. Marga Sukha, 7, 1p, 50', gear.
above J. MargaUgra, (5.12/A0), 12 A0, 1p, 60', bolts.
K1. Ram, 12, 1p, 110', bolts & gear.
K2. Sita, 11, 1p, 120', bolts & gear.
Getting ThereFrom Dumont, take the Mill Creek Road, Road 261, exactly 1.9 miles North from the post office. There is a tiny parking space on the downhill side of the road, just across from the Forest Access sign. Alternatively, you can park 100 feet uphill, just across from the Mill Creek Crags. A well-cairned trail starts just across from the parking space at a tree stump. Please be careful of the dry terrain; it is very sensitive to our walking on it.
Classic Climbing Routes at Mill Creek Dome
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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