Scorpio Dome Rock Climbing
Mike at the anchors of Orion's.
This secluded crag sits on the Pike national forest between Denver and Colorado Springs. Scorpio Dome faces south and gets sun all day. The rock quality is fairly good. The gem of this crag is definitely Scorpio Crack. You can find a little bit of everything here. From finger and hand cracks to delicate slab to full bore offwidth.
To access this crag, one can come in four different ways. From Denver, go south on Santa Fe to Sedalia and bang a right on CO 67 head west until you come to F.R. 300 Rampart Range Road and turn left. Stay on the road until you get to F.R. 323 and turn left and follow this to where it joins up with F.F. 324. Go right and follow the road until it ends where the Forest Service has blocked the road. Park here and walk a 100 yards or so and the dome will be off to your left. The approach is definitely interesting. Once on the north side of the dome start making your way right on trail (or some what of a trail). Skirt around to the base and from there you can access the climbs. I highly recommend picking up a guide for the area. There are a few. Hubbel's South Platte guide, Green's Colorado guide, or Bob D'Antonio's guide Classic Rock Climbs No. 4.
Climbing Season For the Rampart Range Road area.
Weather station 3.8 miles from here
12 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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