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
['4 Stars',5],['3 Stars',40],['2 Stars',60],['1 Star',19],['Bomb',2]
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
The Graduate 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b NV
: Red Rock
: ... : Graduate Cliff
Sitting just above Ragged Edges, the Graduate is probably the second most obvious climb in the area. A huge right facing corner with a beautiful streaked slab to its right and rough white rock to its left, the corner literally begs to be climbed.Belay about 20' below the corner and head up across semi-easy 5th class terrain the base of the corner. Some tricky moves under a small roof lead to the corner proper. Follow the corner until a large roof is reached. From here, step left around the corne...[more] Browse More Classics in NV