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Routes in Sheep Skull Crags

Black Glass T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Dust to Dust T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Intestinal Flu T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Pneumonia T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Rock, Paper, Sugar T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Elevation: 4,803 ft
GPS: 36.163, -115.491 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: John Hegyes on Dec 25, 2005
Admins: Larry DeAngelo, Justin Johnsen

Description

Sheep 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

Getting There

Park 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Sheep Skull Crags

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Intestinal Flu
Trad 2 pitches
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Intestinal Flu 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
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Flavaflav
Las Vegas, NV
Flavaflav   Las Vegas, NV
The only ones who "walk off right" are the sheep, unfortunately there weren't any around to ask how they do it. Do yourself a favor, bring two ropes and descend that way. Apr 1, 2016
Was out scouting around today in the wind, and noticed that though a pretty stiff breeze was blowing, the base and tops of these routes were quite calm due to the reletively sheltered location. Oct 13, 2009

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