This face has aesthetic slabs and the lowest angled climbing at Java Dome. The climbs can take most or all of a rope length. Rappels will likely require 2 ropes.
It can be quite warm here during the hottest times of the year. It can be quite pleasant during the colder, sunny times.
The bolting is somewhat sparse in sections, so have your slab skills up to speed.
This was a reorganization suggested by a MP.com user.
Approach as for Bali Dome.
From Denver, go West on US Hwy 285, go South (left) on Foxton Rd, this Ts at the South Platte River, head East (left) to South Platte, then it curves South, go 3 miles. There is a prominent, large boulder across the South Platte River just North of the parking area. Park where legal. 2 drainages can be hiked up. The North one has Atlantis Slab a short way up. Choose the South drainage. Hike 20 minutes or so. Find the South face. Scramble up and around some boulders to find this route on the right side of the South face.
A. Beach Blanket Bingo
, 10, 1p, 80', bolts (Leeper hangers).
B. Vertical Beach Party
, 9 S, 1p, 130', bolts.
C. The Unhead, 6 VS.
D. Quit Yer Beachin'
, 6 R, 1p, 160', bolts.
E. Route 5.6
, 6, 1p, 130', bolts.
Weather station 3.2 miles from here
4 Total Routes
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Beach Blanket Bingo 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CO
: South Platte
: ... : South Face
This route is on Java Dome's south face. Find the directions to "Vertical Beach Party". This route is just to the left.Climb straight up a steep section, past 3 or 4 bolts, some old some new. This is great high stepping and reaching on good holds. The next sction is really cool too. Edge delicately up a dead planar slab past decently spaced old bolts to the anchor. This is a beautiful, flawless slab with nice edges and good rock. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CO
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