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New South Platte Guide in the Works

November 25, 2009 Climb 3 Comments

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.”

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  1. [...] Haas, who’s working on a new guidebook to South Platte rock climbs, has just redpointed what’s likely the Platte’s hardest pitch, a [...]

  2. Marc B says:

    Good to see folks scouting and working projects in the much overlooked South Platte. I’ll bet there are a few hard 5.13 and harder slab pitches awaiting for brave souls willing to deal with the serious skid factor to make their leave mark.

  3. Steveo says:

    I agree the platte has so much to offer, but Hass, there are going to be a lot of locals looking over your shoulders making sure your not OVER bolting any slabs. Thanks for replacing some much needed 1/4 inc hangers. IF you ever need some one to climb w/ around the platte, drop me a line. Talk to hubble if he’s still around

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