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Willow Spring 


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Description 

Willow Springs is located roughly seven miles along the loop road. It is host to several single pitch traditional climbs of very good quality. The approaches are generally short and easy. One can find climbs from 5.6 to 5.11 in the area. Some of the climbs are shaded most of the year making them a good early outing to beat the summer heat. The parking is limited and it can get crowded on weekends with good weather. There are outhouses at Lost Creek parking lot and Willow Springs picnic area. The presence of Indian rock art is one of the draws to the area. Please respect these historical markings and do not climb anywhere they are present. Recommended routes are “Ragged Edges” “Little Big Horn” “Black Track” “Left Out”. Some multi pitch routes can be found on the tier above Lost Creek. There are some quality boulders in the picnic area too. This area has an abundance of short accessible hikes and a children’s discovery trail. Please set a good example for all those spectators.


Getting There 

Drive about 7.5 miles into the scenic loop, then turn right on the paved two-way road leading into the Willow Spring area. Park soon for routes in the southern part, or continue farther in for climbs back near Ragged Edges.


123 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Willow Spring:
Crack Problem   V3 6A     Boulder, 13'   Big Brown Boulder
Dream Girl   5.4 4a 12 IV VD 3c     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Mother's Crag
Tonto   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Ragged Edges Area
Peaches   5.5 4b 13 IV+ MS 4a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Children's Crag
Chocolate Tranquility Fountain   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Willow Springs South
Ragged Edges   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 220'   Ragged Edges Area
Nadia's Nine   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 2 pitches, 180'   Willow Springs South
Cheatstone Crack   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Mossy Ledges Area
Black Track   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   Hidden Falls Wall
Plan F - first pitch (5.9)   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 50'   Ragged Edges Area
Above and Beyond   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 90'   Willow Springs South
Soylent Green Jeans   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Mossy Ledges Area
Little Big Horn   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Lost Creek Lower Tier
Karate Crack   5.9+ 5c 17 VI E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Outhouse Wall
Kemosabe   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Ragged Edges Area
The Graduate   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Graduate Cliff
Stirling Moss   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 180'   Mossy Ledges Area
Chicken Eruptus   5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b R     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Ragged Edges Area
Left Out   5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Hidden Falls Wall
Plan F   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Ragged Edges Area
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Dean following the classic upper face on Chicken Eruptus...

Chicken Eruptus 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b NV : Red Rock : ... : Ragged Edges Area
This route begins 25 ft. (or so!) to the right of Ragged Edges, look for the first bolt (it's up there alittle bit!). Climb up to the first bolt, then follow the path of least resistance past at least one more bolt. You will use mostly wires and small cams for the climb but slightly bigger cams can be used at the anchor. I gave this route an "s" per the guide book, however I feel it to be well protected for the solid 5.10 leader. Eating at the all you can eat chicken Buffet prior to...[more]   Browse More Classics in NV

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Ice at Hidden Falls. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Ice at Hidden Falls.
Photo by Blitzo.
Bouldering at Willow Spring. 1980. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Bouldering at Willow Spring. 1980.
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Lynn Hill bouldering at Willow Spring, 1980. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Lynn Hill bouldering at Willow Spring, 1980.
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Peruvian Flake. 1980. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Peruvian Flake. 1980.
Photo by Blitzo.
The view from Willow Springs.
The view from Willow Springs.
Beautiful Willow Springs, Case Face area.
BETA PHOTO: Beautiful Willow Springs, Case Face area.
More bouldering at Willow Spring. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
More bouldering at Willow Spring.
Photo by Blitzo.
John Long top roping 5.11 in tennis shoes. 1981. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
John Long top roping 5.11 in tennis shoes. 1981.
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Indian Hands-pictographs. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Indian Hands-pictographs.
Photo by Blitzo.
An undisclosed location above Willow Spring
An undisclosed location above Willow Spring
Young Lynn Hill playing at Willow Spring. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Young Lynn Hill playing at Willow Spring.
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WILLOW SPRINGS
Petroglyphs. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Petroglyphs.
Photo by Blitzo.
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