Willow Spring Rock Climbing
Lauren bouldering at Willow Spring
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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 childrens discovery trail. Please set a good example for all those spectators.
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.
Weather station 4.1 miles from here
145 Total Climbing Routes
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Classic Climbing Routes in Willow Spring
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Willow Spring:
Featured Route For Willow Spring
Ragged Edges 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Ragged Edges Area
The classic trad route of Willow Springs. This route faces NE and can be cold, it is shady most of the day. Last time I led this I kinda forgot about all the wide sections and got a bit nervous on the runouts. It is quite commonly led with nothing bigger than a #4 Camalot (or less), for which it should probably be considered to have an "S" rating.If you don't have big gear you can just do the first (short) pitch and rap from bolts. Be considerate of others who want to do the entire rou...[more] Browse More Classics in NV