Sheep Skull Crags Rock Climbing
|GPS:||36.163, -115.491 Google Map · Climbing Map|
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DescriptionSheep Skull Crags feature five routes that were climbed by Joe Herbst and friends in the Spring of 1974. The crags consist of several stunning pillars and the routes all seem to include wide, offwidth cracks and chimneys. The cliff faces northeast so the only sunshine is limited to the morning. Descent usually involves rappelling a route or walking off right.
RAIN AND WET ROCK The sandstone in Red Rocks is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Details
Holds rip off and climbs have been and will continue to be permanently damaged due to climbers not respecting this phenomenon. After a heavy storm the rock will remain wet, sometimes for several days. PLEASE DO NOT CLIMB IN RED ROCKS during or after rain. A good rule of thumb is that if the ground near your climb is at all damp (and not powdery dry sand), then do not climb. There are many alternatives (limestone, granite, basalt, and plastic) nearby. ***** HUMAN WASTE ***** Human waste is one of the major issues plaguing Red Rocks. The Las Vegas Climbers Liaison Council identified this problem years ago and has worked to provide "wag bags" free of charge in several locations (Black Velvet, First Pullout, Kraft Mtn/Bouldering, The Gallery, and The Black Corridor). These bags are designed so that you can pack your waste out - consider bringing one to be part of your kit (just like your rope and shoes and lunch) no matter where you go. Once used, please dispose of them properly (do not throw them in the toilets at the parking areas). This project was funded primarily by the American Alpine Club
Getting TherePark at Willow Springs in the first parking area and hike on the trail that heads toward White Rock Spring. The Sheep Skull Crags are located on the left side of the largest gully between Willow Springs and Angel Food Wall. It is across the drainage, to the west of the Ledger Crags. Just before reaching that drainage leave the trail and head across open country to the base of the cliff. The approach from Willow Springs is about 45 minutes.
Classic Climbing Routes at Sheep Skull Crags
Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
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