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Areas in Sleeping Rock aka Sheep's Nose Bouldering

Air Jordan Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 9 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 9
Alien , The 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Beginning Slopes Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Boulder B 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Boulder C 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Boulder D 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Chimney/Super Split Rock 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Coral Slab, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Crack'n the Lowe Ball 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Freestander, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
Lip Boulder 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Moder Block aka Boulder A 0 / 0 / 0 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 3
This Thing 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Tooth, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0
Two Shakes 0 / 0 / 0 / 5 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 5
Wash Boulders 0 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
Windowpane Boulder, The 0 / 0 / 0 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2

Description

Essentially at the base of the Sheep's Nose formation there are an abundance of wonderful boulders. I have spent some significant time working some of these problems and have only ever seen a handful of people around. This is probably not a year round location due to summers being extremely hot; however, I have bouldered here on sunny January days.

Edit:2/26/09 I have listed the boulders in a generic mode of A,B,etc. They may be listed as other names or numbers in other books. If anyone out there has any historical info on names and such I would be glad to update. Plus, I enjoy historical info on areas. Thanks!

Getting There

Follow the directions to the Sheep's Nose formation. Once you turn right on Stump Rd., drive 1.8 miles to a dirt pullout on the right side of the road. This is just past a wash/dry creek bed with a fence running across it. There is also additional parking on the left side of the road directly across from the wash.

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Hans Hoffman
D'iberville, MS
Hans Hoffman   D'iberville, MS
Look... I love bouldering outdoors...but this is not the place to make a day trip out to. The quality of problems are extremely poor (except for the Air Jordan Block) and not worth your time. Honestly, Ute Valley has better bouldering.

And for those of you still wanting to go... CO Rd 67 & 68 are very nice dirt roads (you could drive a Mercedes on them). Happy bouldering! Jun 5, 2011
Christopher Jones
Denver, Colorado
Christopher Jones   Denver, Colorado
This is one of the best bouldering spots in the Platte. A lot of problems very close together. There are a lot of problems and variations that have not been posted that are in the easy to moderate range. Have fun. Jul 22, 2010
Kevin McLaughlin
Colorado Springs
Kevin McLaughlin   Colorado Springs
This area is called "Sleeping Rock" Named so , obviously for the little fellow snoozing just off of the trail on the way to the boulders . Many toprope anchors are found here. Lots of good problems as well . We used to hold a community camp out/ party/bouldering get together at this spot . A great place to get the locals together . The Springs has a good group of folks within . Feb 8, 2009
I've also heard these boulders called the Dinosaur Head Boulders. Mar 9, 2008

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