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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 

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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Weather station 4.8 miles from here

22 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',12],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Sheep Mountain

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sheep Mountain:
Standard Route   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Devils Thumb
Fuzzy Navel   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Happy Hour
Broken Keg Blues   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 50'   Hay Stack Rock
Hang Nail   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 45'   Devils Thumb
Beauty and the Beasties   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Devils Thumb
Mai-Tai   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     TR, 1 pitch, 35'   Happy Hour
Nemesis   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 2 pitches, 120'   Devils Thumb
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By bttrrtRock
Sep 26, 2016
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!

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