Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Campground
Referred to as the "Inner Platte" in some guidebooks, this area has the South Platte's largest collection of granite domes. The settings are generally very pleasant and the approaches short. Areas definitely worth visiting include: Sheep Rock, Helen's Dome, Baby Helen and Acid Rock.
The climbing, the quality and texture of the rock is somewhat unlike that of the rest of the Platte. Knobs, feldspar crystals and dyke's provide superb friction and face climbing. Its similar but much more featured than the climbing compared to The Dome
in the Catherdral Spires area. Helen's Dome and Acid rock also have some good crack climbs as well.
The Molly Gulch Campground is closed indefinitely due to the Hayman Fire. Please see the USFS
Please refer to the individual areas for specific details on how to find them.
Weather station 3.4 miles from here
62 Total Routes
['4 Stars',12],['3 Stars',24],['2 Stars',18],['1 Star',8],['Bomb',0]
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Climb the somewhat vegetated crack about 100 feet right of French Curve. Belay on the slab below the roof. Continue up the 5.11 slab to the roof, pull through and face climb the 5.12, RP protected seam to its end. Belay on a scenic dike stance. Wander up the sparsely bolted face and run it out to the top....[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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|Comments on Goose Creek/Molly Gulch Campground
By Christopher Jones
From: Denver, Colorado
Jan 21, 2010
The DOW along with the cooperation of the US Forest Service has moved 12 bighorn sheep into this area recently. Ten of the sheep have collars with a large letter on them to identify them. If you happen to see any of these critters and can identify the letters on the collars, please call the South Platte Ranger District (303)-275-5610 and let them know where you saw them. Thanks.
By Allen Hill
From: FIve Points, Colorado and Pine
May 31, 2010
How cool is that. Thanks for the news, Chris.
Feb 9, 2015
Does anyone know what the camping situation now in this area (for Helen's Dome, etc.)?