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Areas in Willow Spring

Case Face, The 6 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Children's Crag 8 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 8
Gold Digger Slab 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Goodman Peak 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Graduate Cliff 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Hidden Falls Wall 4 / 4 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Lost And Found Crag 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Lost Creek Canyon 4 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Lost Creek Lower Tier 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Mossy Ledges Area 16 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 16
Mother's Crag 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Outhouse Wall 6 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Owl, The 2 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Ragged Edges Area 25 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 25
Red Rock Wash 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Smitty's Caterpillar 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Sumo Greatness Slab 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Willow Springs Bouldering 0 / 0 / 0 / 25 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 25
Willow Springs South 19 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 19
Elevation: 4,461 ft
GPS: 36.157, -115.494 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: M. Morley on Feb 16, 2004
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

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.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details

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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Willow Spring

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Tonto
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5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Crooked Crack
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Peaches
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Spiderline
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Ragged Edges
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Black Track
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5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Soylent Green Jeans
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Nadia's Nine
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bigfoot - aka Sole Slasher
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Kemosabe
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5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Plan F - first pitch (5.9)
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
Chicken Eruptus
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
The Graduate
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5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Left Out
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5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Plan F
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Tonto Ragged Edges Area 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a Trad
Crooked Crack Ragged Edges Area 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b Trad
Peaches Children's Crag 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Spiderline Outhouse Wall 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Ragged Edges Ragged Edges Area 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
Black Track Hidden Falls Wall 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Soylent Green Jeans Mossy Ledges Area 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad
Nadia's Nine Willow Springs South 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Bigfoot - aka Sole Slasher Hidden Falls Wall 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Kemosabe Ragged Edges Area 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Plan F - first pitch (5.9) Ragged Edges Area 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Chicken Eruptus Ragged Edges Area 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad
The Graduate Graduate Cliff 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Left Out Hidden Falls Wall 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad
Plan F Ragged Edges Area 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
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