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Elevation: 4,925 ft
GPS: 46.49685, -112.02424
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Shared By: Adam Pankratz on Jan 31, 2016
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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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Classic Climbing Routes at Sheep Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 8
Beer Barrel Arete
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Fuzzy Navel
Sport, TR
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 6
Standard Route
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Hang Nail
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Journey to the East
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 7
Rich Man-Poor Man
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 4
Beneath the Wheel
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Memorial Route
Sport, TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 4
Mai-Tai
TR
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
 10
Beauty and the Beasties
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Nemesis
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
School’s Out
Sport, TR
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Intensive Care
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Beer Barrel Arete Hay Stack Rock
 8
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport, TR
Fuzzy Navel Happy Hour
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport, TR
Standard Route Devils Thumb
 6
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Hang Nail Devils Thumb
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Journey to the East Ant Hill
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Rich Man-Poor Man Right Rock
 7
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Trad 2 pitches
Beneath the Wheel Ant Hill
 4
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Memorial Route Hay Stack Rock
 4
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, TR
Mai-Tai Happy Hour
 4
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b TR
Beauty and the Beasties Devils Thumb
 10
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13 Sport
Nemesis Devils Thumb
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
School’s Out Hay Stack Rock
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, TR
Intensive Care Devils Thumb
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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