Elevation: 6,774 ft
GPS: 40.679, -105.424 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Guy H. on Nov 3, 2018 with updates from FCJohn
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

Description

Sheep Mountain is a large crag complex well-documented in the new 2018 Poudre Canyon Guidebook with >200 routes and boulder problems. This area hosts routes from 5.7 to 5.13 with emphasis in the 5.10-5.11 range. The Skyline Boulders (developed in 2011) have problems in the V2-9 range. As usual, Steve McCorkel picked off some of the best looking lines at the crag early in the development while the majority of the ~150 other routes were development between 2011-2018 by the Paul Heyliger crew (G. Hand, T. Anderson, B. Austin, J. Brink, J. Dory, J. Durkin, ...).

The majority of the walls face south, so this is a great winter area. There are some long and multi-pitch routes, so a 70m is useful. Many of the routes require some trad gear, so bring a light rack. As with any new area, there is still a lot of loose rock. Bring and wear a helmet, especially belaying!

Getting There

Sheep Mountain is about 18.6 miles up the canyon. On the long curve in the road after entering the Narrows, park in a pullout below a scree slope on the north side of the road. There is another pullout down the road a few hundred yards. Walk up the road about 30 feet, and follow a well-cairned trail through the rock band. Please watch your step to avoid erosion issues on this steep trail. The hike is about 20 minutes to the Main Wall.

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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.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Wooly Bully
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Woolite
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 3
The Pony
Sport
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
 10
Three Bags Full
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Roll the Stone Away
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 3
Nanny State
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 9
Between the Sheeps
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
Till We Have Faces
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 4
We are the Wooled
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 6
Entropy
Trad
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 6
Rambo Peep
Sport
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 3
Days Between Us
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13
 4
Face the Change
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 5
Bostock From Little Bird
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 3
Laconia
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Wooly Bully Main Wall - Center
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Woolite Main Wall - Center
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
The Pony Main Wall - Left Side
 3
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Three Bags Full Main Wall - Center
 10
5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b Sport
Roll the Stone Away Dihedrals Wall
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Nanny State Dihedrals Wall
 3
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Between the Sheeps Dihedrals Wall
 9
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Till We Have Faces Dihedrals Wall
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
We are the Wooled Dihedrals Wall
 4
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Entropy Dihedrals Wall
 6
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Rambo Peep Main Wall - Left Side
 6
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Days Between Us Main Wall - Left Side
 3
5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Face the Change Dihedrals Wall
 4
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a PG13 Trad
Bostock From Little Bird Dihedrals Wall
 5
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Laconia Dihedrals Wall
 3
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
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Climbers who access this area should be aware that there still exists significant potential for rockfall. This is NOT a place to take kids, and it is not all that dog friendly either. It is wise to belay off to the side of the route whenever possible perhaps by stick clipping the 2nd or 3rd bolt. Nov 26, 2018