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Areas in Sheep Mountain

Devils Thumb 3 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Happy Hour 0 / 1 / 2 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 2
Hay Stack Rock 0 / 4 / 3 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 4
Right Rock 7 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 7
Upper Rock 1 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 0 / 1
shingle butte 4 / 1 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 1 / 0 / 0 / 6
Elevation: 4,925 ft
GPS: 46.497, -112.024 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Description [Suggest Change]

Sheep Mountain or "Clancy" is an old school trad climbers hang out filled with granite cracks and towers, a few sport and mixed routes, and a seemingly endless amount of bouldering potential. The area is popular with hikers, climbers, dirt bikers, and folfers. The crags are spread about BLM land located off of Sheep Mountain Road a short drive south of Helena, MT.

Getting There [Suggest Change]

Take I-15 South from Helena to the Clancy exit. Head west on Lump Gulch Road for approx (3) miles then take a right on Sheep Mountain Road. You will wind up past a Frisbee golf course and numerous private driveways before coming to a left turn down a beaten two track to the main parking area. Just pay attention to private road and no trespassing signs and you won't run into any issues. The map location is set to the main parking area, with most of the climbing occurring a short walk to the north.

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Great crack climbing. Be weary of old school ratings which can be slightly to majorly sandbagged in the low grades. Case in point "trolls return" on middle rock (not listed here). The direct start above the ledge being closer to 10 than 6. Love it! Sep 26, 2016

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