When I started bolting Revelation Route
in 2012, I called this area of rock Sin City. This huge swath of rock is left of the traditional Devil's Head Rock area. There are only a few climbs on this section of the big stone, but with the tallest one being 7 pitches, you can get plenty of climbing done here. There is also another wall close by with a dozen or more climbs on it. The wall faces southeast and gets sun almost all day. The climbing is extremely varied on bulletproof rock. From stemming chimneys, layback cracks, overhangs to slab, this wall has it all. You get some shade in the afternoon. There are falcons here, so please respect the closure when it is in effect.
Sin City is in the southeast section of Devil's Head. To get there, take Rampart Range Road south past mile marker 13. Take a left on FR 502. When you drive into an open meadow and can see the huge rock formation in front of you, Sin City is the biggest continuous section of rock on the right. Continue driving through the open meadow, and in a few hundred yards there will be a primitive campsite on the left. Park in or near the campsite, but be sure not to block anyone in. The primitive campsite is right across from the closed Jackson Creek Campground. From the primitive campsite, hike to the northwest. If you look around closely, you can find a cairned trail leading to the wall. The wall on the left is the Weeping Wall with about 12-15 climbs on it. I consider Revelation Route
and Sunny Side Up to be in the Sin City area.
Weather station 6.6 miles from here
5 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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The Devil's Trident 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b CO
: South Platte
: ... : Sin City
This is probably one of the best single pitch crack routes in the Platte! No joke. SPLITTER crack and varied climbing on decent stone with an enjoyable finish. From the start of Revelation Route (bolted chimney in the center of Sin City), walk ~150 feet, north (right) down a hill to the dual split crack. Climb 20 feet of class 3 to a small bench at the start of the crack. Belay from here.Begin up the thin crack (some chossy rock on the left which is only used for balanced feet) to a...[more] Browse More Classics in CO