Another crag, Mill Creek Dome, above and accessed ...
This is an area near I-70 and Dumont that has a few crags. There are at least 4 climbable crags in the vicinty and probably more. This entry will help facilitate adding additional crags, so it winds up being sort of an organizational entry.
There is granite and gneiss in this area. Some of the land is private, so be respectful of these issues.
Mill Creek follows the road and is a pleasant after climbing spot to cool down.
Parking is somewhat limited. Spots along the Frontage Road are posted as "no parking", so pay attention here. Parking along Mill Creek Road is also limited.
From the east, drive up I-70 west of Idaho Springs to exit 235. For the crags north of I-70, the National Forest boundary is ~2.2 miles north up Mill Creek Road.
Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Dumont vicinity:
How can a monkey jump over the ocean? When you are the Son of the Wind, you can just do it! Run up the slab clipping five bolts. I placed two small camming units on the slab. The slab has a 5.9 opening move passing the first bolt. Clip 8 more bolts above the slab. Hard moves run through the corner system and over the roof. Overall, the route has cool moves, hard climbing, and solid rock. Things stay tricky after the roof and run into some 5.11 moves.Beta note: This route is all about rope manag...[more]Browse More Classics in CO
I was up working on the roof routes at MCD today. A woman from the cabin downstream approached with her two guard dogs and asked if I was climbing on the dome above. I responded that "yes ma'am. I was just getting ready to head up". Her response caught me off guard: "Oh, that's wonderful", she said. "Have you seen the goats, they come down from Mt Evans." I thought I had stepped through a time warp.