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Murphy's Dome South Face

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beer is Better T 
Black Streak Through Overlap S 
Bottom Feeder S 
Chris and Pete's Wake Up Call T 
Crimes Against Rock (formerly entered as Sideways Smile) T 
Hey, Dude S 
Irish Red S 
King and Eye, The TR 
Murphy's Law S 
Murphy's Stout S 
Pork Meadows S 
Slim Chance S,TR 
Stitch of Time T,S 
Water Witch S 
Where's My Car? S 

Murphy's Dome South Face Rock Climbing 

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Location: 39.3741, -105.1657 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Doug Redosh on Aug 27, 2003
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BETA PHOTO: The rock seen from the road.


Nice one pitch climbs, mostly friction, with new bolts and 2 bolt anchors. South facing.

Getting There 

Turn to the south off US 285 onto the Foxton Rd. (Actually, with the new intersection, one has to turn right, then go under US285.)Drive the newly paved Foxton Rd. to its end at the junction with Jeffco 96. Turn left and drive 8.5 miles to the second of 2 large parking lots with toilets on the right side of the road (3.0 miles past abondoned S. Platte hotel at confluence, 2.3 past bridge for Colorado trail, 0.5 miles past the Java Dome/Bali Dome approach valley, 0.4 miles past the no swimming signs). Park then walk south along the road (Half Dome is just above) for 200 yards, then cut uphill to a faint trail that loops back to the north and leads to the crag. 15 minutes. Crag is not visible from the north, but if you drive too far, there will be a major road junction in another 1.5 miles or so, so one could turnaround and see it from the south.

Climbing Season

Weather station 2.9 miles from here

15 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Murphy's Dome South Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Murphy's Dome South Face:
Irish Red   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Black Streak Through Overlap   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
Hey, Dude   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 75'   
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Featured Route For Murphy's Dome South Face
Rock Climbing Photo: I borrowed Andrew's photo from "unknown 5.9&q...

Crimes Against Rock (formerly entered as Sideways Smile) 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13  Colorado : South Platte : ... : Murphy's Dome South Face
This route follows a crack that crosses several routes. It starts the same as unknown 5.9, it then cross the unkown route to its right and The King & Eye, and then finishes on Chris & Pete's Wake Up Call.Although it's a very obvious line, it's not in Hubbel's book, so it may be a first ascent. The crack was rather dirty in between the routes it crosses and I wanted to give it a name rather than add another "unknown" to this area.Start as for Unknown 5.9 [Stitch of Time], clipping the first bolt...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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By Dan Petty
From: Wheat Ridge, CO
Nov 4, 2010
Some routes in this area do not have double-bolt anchors. The approximate Lat/Long are:
39.374052, -105.16574.
By Ralph Kolva
From: Evergreen, CO
Apr 22, 2012
Expect some friable rock, doesn't seem like Murphy's gets much traffic.
By Ralph Kolva
From: Evergreen, CO
Apr 10, 2016
Went to Murphy's for a short day, looks like at least a few of the anchors have been upgraded and at least 2 new routes (1 sport, 1 sporty although I think I spotted some rock dust, so perhaps it's still being worked on?).

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