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Sheep Skull Crags Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: John Hegyes on Dec 25, 2005
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Sheep Skull Crags feature five routes that were climbed by Joe Herbst and friends in the Spring of 1974. The crags consist of several stunning pillars and the routes all seem to include wide, offwidth cracks and chimneys. The cliff faces northeast so the only sunshine is limited to the morning. Descent usually involves rappelling a route or walking off right.

Getting There 

Park at Willow Springs in the first parking area and hike on the trail that heads toward White Rock Spring. The Sheep Skull Crags are located on the left side of the largest gully between Willow Springs and Angel Food Wall. It is across the drainage, to the west of the Ledger Crags. Just before reaching that drainage leave the trail and head across open country to the base of the cliff. The approach from Willow Springs is about 45 minutes.

Climbing Season

For the White Rock Spring area.

Weather station 4.0 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Sheep Skull Crags

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Sheep Skull Crags:
Intestinal Flu   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 100'   
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Pneumonia 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Nevada : Red Rock : ... : Sheep Skull Crags
Climbed half way up this line and bailed on a gear anchor. The point up to which I stopped was absolutely awesome. Double cracks, stemming, finger/hand jamming. Reasonable rock. Just below the stack of tat I decided it looked too loose and not protectable. Went back and rappelled the line, and I was happy I stopped when I did. The rest of the climb consists of one side hard varnish, one side complete garbage sugar stone. Pretty wild stemming for what is supposed to be 5.8 and jamming up an OW. N...[more]   Browse More Classics in Nevada

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By cassondra long
Oct 13, 2009
Was out scouting around today in the wind, and noticed that though a pretty stiff breeze was blowing, the base and tops of these routes were quite calm due to the reletively sheltered location.
By Flavaflav
From: Las Vegas, NV
Apr 1, 2016
The only ones who "walk off right" are the sheep, unfortunately there weren't any around to ask how they do it. Do yourself a favor, bring two ropes and descend that way.

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