Borneo Slab Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Borneo Slab (keeping with the Malay Archipelago th...
Not a destination for sure, but if you're in the area (the Malay Archipelago), these are nice routes. The rock is easily seen from Java and Bali Domes. It stares right at you when driving to Murphy's Dome. Borneo faces NE and therefore is in shade starting in September. It has lots of fascinating lichens. Most of the face isn't real steep, which may have hindered development and certainly contributes to dirty holds. BRING YOUR BRUSH.
We were surprised to find 1 old split-shank 1/4' bolt on 2 of the lines we did. Someone apparently claimed a few lines and got sidetracked. Maybe the history will come to light?
Approach the same as for Atlantis or Murphy's Domes. Go south, past Atlantis on North Platte River Road (97). When you get to The Narrows, it's the rock straight to the left/East. I'd continue south 0.3 miles around the bend to the first parking area (the long one with the perma-potty) and walk back. You'll get a ticket if you park on that curve in the obvious spot.
Climbing Season For the Deckers area.
Weather station 2.6 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
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Featured Route For Borneo Slab
Fish Farmer 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Colorado
: South Platte
: ... : Borneo Slab
Start in a slickish band, and sweep up and left to the anchors. Please note the 1/4" bolt (and abandoned hole just above that) next to our third bolt. This is the first and best footrest, so admire the history of hand drilled bolts. Maybe someone ran it out to the Charlie Brown tree, but this was the last of the ancient ones' bolts we found on the cliff.Everything collects on holds at this angle, and the thriving lichen may take over unless you BRING YOUR BRUSH...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
I walked right by this old sign and didn't eve...
A corner post eroding out of hillside.
From: Wheat Ridge, CO
Nov 10, 2016
These are GOOD climbs & are right off the road. Very typical Platte slab but with modern bolting. Traffic will clean them. Beware the black lichen.... It is slippery!