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Weathering Heights Dome is another South Platte dome with mostly granite slab and a bit of crack.

Getting There 

From Colorado Springs, take US Hwy 24 to the town of Lake George. Immediately west of Lake George, turn right onto County Road 77 (paved) as if heading for Tarryall Reservoir. Stay on CR 77 for about 10-15 minutes until you see the bridge over Tarryall Creek. Turn right onto CR 211/Matukat Rd. Before crossing the bridge, zero your trip odometer. Drive 6.1 miles on Matukat Rd. (dirt), and park on the side of the road near a cairn.

You can see the dome (see photos) to the east down towards where Tarryall Creek empties into the South Platte River. Hike (bushwhack) down the steep hill essentially straight towards the dome. There will be an occasional cairn marking the path with the least amount of deadfall and brush.

Climbing Season

For the Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Campground area.

Weather station 3.4 miles from here

2 Total Climbing Routes

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Classic Climbing Routes in Weathering Heights Dome

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Weathering Heights Dome:
Stroke of Luck   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 4 pitches, 400'   
Bolt Hunter   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 5 pitches, 400'   
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Featured Route For Weathering Heights Dome
Rock Climbing Photo: Bolt Hunter topo.

Bolt Hunter 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c  Colorado : South Platte : ... : Weathering Heights Dome
This 5 pitch route is on the southwest side of the rock just on the other side of the crack that you can see from the road. Pitch 1, 5.9-, 4 bolts & anchor. Follow crack system to the top of the pillar. The first bolt is a little high, but solid easy crack climbing leads to it. Pitch 2, 5.11a-, 5 bolts & anchor. This is the crux pitch and offers a little bit of everything. Start by stepping off the pillar on to the main face of the cliff, and work up to the base of the overhang. There are 2 para...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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