Jason Haas, the man behind recent full-color guidebooks to the Flatirons in Boulder and Table Mountain in Golden, is working on a new guide
to the seemingly countless granite domes and spires of the South Platte. This much-needed guidebook will include everything south of U.S. 285 and north of U.S. 24—Turkey Rock, Cynical Pinnacle, Big Rock Candy Mountain, the short, fierce climbs of Thunder Ridge, and much more—but it won’t include the Devils Head sport climbs, which are already well-covered in another guide. The book will be in full color and will include history as well as route descriptions.
The Platte guide may not be out until the spring of 2011, in part because raptor closures limit the time to investigate key areas like the Cathedral Spires. But now’s the time to finish up those projects and send in your route descriptions. Says Haas: “I’d love to get anything from new route info to great stories about how routes got their name. I’d also be psyched to see photos from any generation.”